UI Hospitals and Clinics

Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic

The Cardiovascular and Genetics program provides clinical evaluation, genetic testing, and management recommendations for patients and their families. Both impatient and outpatient consultative services are provided by a core group of faculty members. Other members of the team include nurse coordinator Rebecca Gutmann, RN, BSN, and a genetic counselor.

The outpatient service comprises several clinics specializing in:

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
  • Other cardiomyopathies
  • Inherited arrhythmias (“channelopathies” such as Brugada syndrome, LQTS, SQTS, CPVT, etc.)
  • Neuromuscular disorders (Becker and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, etc.)
  • Connective tissue disorders (Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, etc.)
  • Familial dyslipidemias

Further services tailored to the phenotype provided, generally on the same day:

  • Imaging (echocardiogram, MRI)
  • Exercise stress test
  • Consultation with genetic cardiologist
  • Consultation with genetic counselor
  • Additional consultations and testing as needed (EP, interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery, sleep medicine, psychiatry/clinical psychology, genetic testing)
  • Coordination with pediatric cardiology