Genetics and Your Heart
The Role of Genes in Heart Disease
Genes play an important role in determining who is at risk for certain types of heart disease. We offer genetic testing to determine if you or your family members carry a gene or genetic mutation that may indicate you have increased disease risk. You may benefit from our comprehensive services if you or your family members have an inherited heart disorder such as inherited arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, connective tissue disorders, or aneurysms, or a family history of sudden death or very high cholesterol levels. You may also benefit if you have a genetic condition that could increase your child's risk of developing a congenital heart disease or a heart defect.
We Help You Manage Your Disease Risk
Our genetic counselors and cardiologists work closely with you to provide the best level of medical care available. We treat a wide variety of inherited heart conditions. including connective tissue disorders like Ehlers-Danlos, Loeys-Dietz, and Marfan syndromes. We help you and your family live long, healthy lives.