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Cardio Genetics

Some cardiovascular diseases are hereditary and can be identified through genetic testing. Combining the work of pediatric and adult cardiologists, clinical and molecular geneticists, and genetic counselors, the USF Cardio Genetics Clinics is an interdisciplinary program that helps patients and their loved ones to identify cardiovascular risks. We provide a personalized diagnosis, which provides families opportunities to prevent or delay some potentially inherited cardiac conditions or sudden cardiac death. 

As an academic medical center, our highly specialized cardio genetics team uses genetic diagnostic testing to detect gene mutations linked to inherited forms of cardiovascular conditions. After determining a genetic diagnosis, we help guide patients and their physicians towards the most appropriate gene-specific regimen of management to improve their lives.  

At USF Health, we keep patients aware of new clinical trials and studies as they become available.

Conditions seen in the USF-Cardiogenetics Clinic:

  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) 
  • Brugada Syndrome (BrS)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) 
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT)
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC/ARVD)
  • Left Ventricular Noncompaction (LVNC)
  • Cardiac Conduction Disease (Heart Block)
  • Familial Atrial Fibrillation
  • Idiopathic Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Familial ATTR amyloidosis
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

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