Cardiogenetic Testing - family seated on couchWe are one of the few centers in the region with a special group of geneticists and cardiologists who test for genetic conditions of the heart.

If there is a family history of cardiac disease, cardiogenetic testing can help take identify abnormalities and allow patients to take steps to prevent cardiac emergencies.

We strongly recommend that families get tested for genetic heart abnormalities if there is a history of:

  • Non-atherosclerotic heart conditions, heart conditions that are not related to atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries that tends to be acquired, not inherited 
  • Aortic disease (Learn more about our Center for Aortic Disease.)
  • Congenital heart disease, a heart disease you are born with. Learn more about congenital heart disease.

It is important for families to understand that just because a family member has a condition, it does not mean all other family members will also have it. However, without undergoing genetic testing, loved ones are at risk for cardiac emergencies that could have devastating consequences.