Center for Inherited Heart Disease

The Vanderbilt Center for Inherited Heart Disease offers the region's most comprehensive services for diagnosing and treating inherited heart and vascular diseases.

We help adult and pediatric patients determine if they or their families are at risk for, or suffer from, an inherited cardiovascular disease. We use traditional cardiovascular tests such as echocardiograms and electrocardiograms as well as genetic testing.

For appointments at the Center for Inherited Heart Disease, call (615) 343-3735.

Our Treatment Specialties

We provide expert consultation on:

  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia
  • Heart Rhythm Disorder (Long QT Syndrome, Brugada Syndrome, CPVT)
  • Marfan Syndrome/Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Familial Congenital Heart Disease

Our Inherited Heart Disease Team

Testing For New Patients

As a new patient, you will be evaluated by both a cardiologist and a trained genetic counselor to give us a complete picture of your risk for heart disease. Depending on the results of your initial counseling, you may be offered genetic testing. We then work with you and your primary care physician on a preventive care plan based on your results.

In addition to being useful for you, your genetic testing may be useful to any family members at risk of developing the same cardiovascular condition.

Improving Care Through Research

The Vanderbilt Center for Inherited Heart Disease is helping develop research that is leading to new understandings of familial cardiovascular disease. We participate in collaborative efforts across the region and country to identify new methods to treat and prevent familial cardiovascular disease.