Cardiogenetic Testing - family seated on couch

We are one of the few centers in the region with a special group of geneticists and cardiologists who evaluate for genetic heart conditions.

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

We strongly recommend that families seek evaluation for hereditary heart conditions 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
  • Congenital heart disease, a heart disease you are born with

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. Having a genetic testing consultation can help families understand if loved ones are at risk for cardiac emergencies that could have devastating consequences.