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 Ohio State University Medical Center High Risk Family Heart Clinic is a specialized resource for patients who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease at a young age or have a strong family history of cardiovascular disease.
At the High Risk Family Heart Clinic, a team, including a cardiologist, genetic counselor, nurses and nurse practitioners, performs an extensive evaluation to create a personalized prevention and/or treatment plan for cardiovascular health.
An appointment with Ohio State’s High Risk Family Heart 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 High Risk Family Heart Clinic serves various types of patients, including patients with:
To learn more see the High Risk Family Heart Clinic Brochure or call (614) 293-6694 to speak with a genetic counselor. To schedule an appointment call (614) 293-6638 (option #2) or click here to request an appointment online.