Cardiovascular Genetics


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. If appropriate, the genetic counselor will discuss genetic testing, important medical and personal issues to consider about genetic testing for inherited cardiomyopathies, and the potential implications for you and your family members. The genetic counselor and cardiologist communicate their findings to provide recommendations for follow-up care for you and your family members. We may also discuss potential research opportunities as appropriate based on your condition and interest. All research involvement is optional and your participation does not affect your medical care.

Patient Care

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Cardiovascular Genetics CLINIC

Our Providers

Our team includes experts from many fields, including cardiology, electrophysiology, genetics, cardiac pathology and medical imaging. All our care providers have advanced training in cardiovascular genetic disease. Click on the link below and view under, Our team.

Cardiovascular Genetics FACULTY

We specialize in evaluation for the following conditions