Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases/Cardiomyopathy/Marfans
The Cardiovascular Genetics Program at the UC San Francisco Heart and Vascular Center is the first multidisciplinary cardiovascular genetics program in Northern California, and one of a select few across the country. The program provides comprehensive cardiac and genetic evaluation, testing and follow-up for families with hereditary diseases that affect the heart. The program’s experts identify signs and symptoms of inherited heart disease, arrange for appropriate cardiac and genetic testing, diagnose and provide tailored treatment plans, and address the complex psychological and familial implications of genetic heart disorders.
We counsel patients and families with a wide variety of genetic heart conditions, ranging from isolated cardiac conditions to complex genetic syndromes affecting multiple organ systems. We care for people of all ages and address the unique issues surrounding genetic heart disease that arise throughout a lifetime.
We specialize in evaluation for:
- Familial cardiomyopathies, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), idiopathic or familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), and restrictive cardiomyopathy
- Genetic arrhythmias, including long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome and CPVT
- Congenital heart defects, particularly if there is a family history of heart defects or concerns about reproductive risks or family planning
- Marfan syndrome and related conditions (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, familial aortic aneurysm)
- A family history of unexplained sudden death