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Cardiovascular Genetics Program

The Cardiovascular Genetics Program at UI Health was established to provide advanced care for patients and families who are suspected of having an inherited heart disease. We offer a comprehensive risk assessment and advanced treatment and counseling for individuals and family members both diagnosed with or at risk for inherited forms of heart disease.

Understanding that certain forms of heart disease can be inherited offers important opportunities to rapidly diagnose patients and their family members who carry certain genes that place them at risk for heart disease but may not otherwise know. Our program is supported by a multidisciplinary team of nationally recognized physicians who work together to take the latest discoveries in research on inherited cardiac disease and apply them directly to the patient. Our team includes cardiologists, a genetic counselor, and nursing staff that work closely with patients, family members, and referring physicians to deliver the best care possible to help prevent or minimize future heart problems.

Our cardiovascular genetics experts specialize in managing the following conditions:

  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
  • Cardiomyopathies, including dilated cardiomyopathy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Familial atrial fibrillation
  • Familial sudden cardiac death
  • Inherited aortic aneurysms
  • Long QT syndrome and other inherited arrhythmias
  • Marfan syndrome/connective tissue disorders
  • Premature coronary artery disease/myocardial infarction

To consult with a cardiovascular genetics expert, please fill out the online form or call 312.996.6480.