At the Cardiovascular Genetic and Genomic Medicine Clinic, a team, including a cardiologist, genetic counselor and nurse, performs an extensive evaluation to create a personalized prevention and/or treatment plan for cardiovascular health.
An appointment with Ohio State’s 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. Then patients 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 and/or treatment plan for cardiovascular health.
The Cardiovascular Genetic and Genomic Medicine Clinic sees various types of patients, including patients with:
o Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
o Idiopathic or familial dilated cardiomyopathy
o Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
o Restrictive cardiomyopathy
o Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy
· Hereditary conditions affecting the aorta and other blood vessels
o Early-onset aneurysm or arterial dissection (<50 years of age)
o Familial thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection
o Marfan syndrome
o Loeys-Dietz syndrome
o Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
o Other aortopathy
· Fabry disease
· Familial congenital heart disease
· Family history of sudden cardiac death (or unexplained) death (< 50 years of age)
· Familial hypercholesterolemia
To refer a patient to the Cardiovascular Genetic and Genomic Medicine Clinic:
Call 614-293-ROSS or toll free 888-293-ROSS
Fax 614-293-2314, ATTN: Genetics.
For more information, call 614-293-6694 to speak with a genetic counselor.