Molecular Cardiology

The Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic at the University of Chicago Medicine provides comprehensive diagnostics and advanced treatment for all forms of inherited cardiovascular disease. These include inherited cardiomyopathies, inherited heart rhythm disorders including Long QT syndrome, and inherited vascular conditions such as early onset familial forms of coronary artery disease and Marfan syndrome. In addition, we see individuals with inherited neuromuscular diseases that affect the heart, such as muscular dystrophies.

The Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, established in 1996, has worked with patients and families who have been diagnosed and those who are at risk for developing these diseases because they are present in their relatives. We provide treatment, risk assessment and risk reduction.

The University of Chicago Medicine at 150 E. Huron Molecular Cardiology Program will provide access to:

  • Genetic nature of heart disorders
  • Coordination with a patient’s family in order to identify relatives at risk for cardiovascular disease and to make recommendations that may prevent or minimize future health problems.
  • Sophisticated genetic testing to detect gene mutations known to be linked to various inherited forms of cardiovascular disease.

This is a highly specialized cardiovascular program that draws patients and families from throughout the United States. The program at the University of Chicago Medicine also is one of the oldest and most experienced programs in the U.S. in this particular area of specialization. We evaluate patients and families from around the country. If you require help coordinating a visit to the Chicago area, please contact us.