Cardiovascular Genetic and Genomic Medicine Program

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Risk identification and management are a crucial part of living a heart-healthy lifestyle. The Cardiovascular Genetic and Genomic Medicine program offers specialized resources for patients diagnosed at a young age or with a strong family history of cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Genetic and Genomic Medicine Clinic

An appointment with the Ohio State Cardiovascular Genetic and Genomic Medicine Clinic begins with a consultation with a genetic counselor who takes an extensive family history and performs a genetic risk assessment. You then meet with a cardiologist who completes a targeted cardiovascular medical history and physical exam. Lab testing for risk factors and cardiovascular imaging studies may also be ordered. Based on this information, the clinical team then creates a personalized prevention or treatment plan for cardiovascular health.

The clinic sees various types of patients, including those with:

  • Cardiomyopathies
    • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
    • Idiopathic or familial dilated cardiomyopathy 
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 
    • Restrictive cardiomyopathy 
    • Left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy 
  • Hereditary conditions affecting the aorta and other blood vessels 
    • Early-onset aneurysm or arterial dissection (less than 50 years of age) 
    • Familial thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection 
    • Marfan syndrome 
    • Loeys-Dietz syndrome 
    • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome 
    • Other aortopathy 

  • Fabry disease
  • Familial congenital heart disease
  • Family history of sudden cardiac (or unexplained) death (less than 50 years of age) 
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia  

Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic

Patients are treated by a multidisciplinary team of experts including electrophysiologists and electrophysiology nurses, a medical geneticist, a certified genetic counselor and a pharmacist. Patients with a known or suspected diagnosis or family history of the following conditions may be referred:
  • Brugada syndrome 
  • Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) 
  • Familial atrial fibrillation 
  • Familial conduction system disease 
  • Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation 
  • Long QT syndrome 
  • Short QT syndrome 

 

Before your appointment

If you are being seen in our Cardiovascular Genetic and Genomic Medicine Clinic, please complete our family history questionnaire before your appointment. If you are unable to complete family history questionnaire online, please complete and return the following form: 

Genetics Clinic Family History Form (PDF)


Submit completed family history forms to:

Email: genetics.clinic@osumc.edu 
Fax: 614-293-2314
Mail: Genetics
2012 Kenny Rd., Room 261
Columbus, OH 43221

For assistance with appointment forms, please call Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm EST.

Please bring your insurance card/information and photo identification with you to your appointment.

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