UI Hospitals and Clinics

Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic

The Cardiovascular Genetics Program provides clinical evaluation, genetic testing, and management recommendations for adult 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 the nurse coordinator and a genetic counselor. Care coordination with pediatric cardiology is also provided.

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)

Research

Our specialists have participated in clinical research that has resulted in the currently approved therapies. We continue to participate in clinical studies to determine how to combine current medications and to look for new treatment options. You may be eligible to participate in a trial of new therapies. Learn more about clinical trial.