Cardiogenetics Clinic

Our Cardiogenetics clinic offers genetic counseling for families and individuals (both children and adults) who are at risk for hereditary heart conditions.

You and your family may benefit from genetic counseling if:

  • There is a personal and/or family history of the following conditions:


  1. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  2. Familial or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  3. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVC/D)
  4. Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM)
  5. Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC)
  6. Restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM)


    1. Long QT syndrome (LQTS)
    2. Brugada syndrome (BrS)
    3. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT)
    4. Short QT Syndrome (SQTS)
    5. Familial atrial fibrillation
    6. Progressive conduction system disease


    1. Unexplained sudden death
    2. Unexplained cardiac arrest
    3. Family history of multiple individuals with congenital heart defect(s)
    4. Familial hypercholesterolemia


  • You or a family member has had genetic testing and would like more information about the meaning of the test result
  • There is a known genetic change (i.e. “mutation”) in the family that may be associated with or is definitively known to cause one of the previously mentioned conditions
  • You have questions about the risk of hereditary heart conditions based on the family history

Services of our Cardiogenetics Clinic include:

  • Collection, evaluation, and review of medical and family histories in order to provide a thorough risk assessment
  • Review and explanation of the appropriate hereditary heart condition(s)
  • Discussion of the benefits and limitations to genetic testing
  • Coordination and ordering of genetic testing
  • Interpretation and explanation of genetic testing results
  • Discussion of at-risk family members who would benefit from cardiovascular evaluation, surveillance, and genetic testing
  • Counseling and guidance related to the genetic diagnosis and risk for family members
  • Counseling and support regarding the emotional and psychosocial impact of a heritable cardiovascular condition, including recommended lifestyle changes and family planning options