Inherited Heart Disease

Inherited heart diseases are rare conditions that need specialized care. You can find it at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Specialists in our Inherited Heart Disease Program care for patients of all ages. We can help determine and manage your risk of developing a genetic heart disease, as well as provide expert treatment.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all inherited heart diseases, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Aaron W. Aday

Aaron W. AdayMD, MSc

    Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Center, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Medicine, Carotid Disease, General Cardiology, Peripheral Arterial Disease
Joshua A. Beckman
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4.7

Joshua A. BeckmanMD, MS

    Abdominal Aortic (AAA), Aortic Center, Cardiovascular Medicine, Carotid Disease, General Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Varicose Veins
Rebecca R. Hung
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4.8

Rebecca R. HungMD, PhD

    Cardiovascular Medicine, Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & Inherited Disease
Soo H. Kim
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4.8

Soo H. KimMD, MPH

    Abdominal Aortic (AAA), Cardiovascular Medicine, Carotid Disease, General Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery
Melissa Levack

Melissa LevackMD

    Aortic Center, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Valve Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Valve Center, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
Macrae F. Linton
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4.7

Macrae F. LintonMD

    Cardiovascular Medicine, Hypercholesterolemia and/or Dyslipidemia, Internal Medicine, Preventive Cardiology

Inherited Heart Disease: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on healthcare quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible. 

  • Skilled clinicians

    Our team includes cardiologists who are nationally renowned experts in inherited heart disease. Their specialized training and advanced insights make them uniquely skilled to care for you.  

  • Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

  • Coordinated care

    When heart disease runs in your family, we care for all generations of your loved ones. If children are affected, we coordinate their care with pediatric heart experts at Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital.  

  • Genetic counseling

    With one of the only cardiovascular genetic counselors in the region, our team can better determine how a heart condition affects you and your family. Our genetic counselor will evaluate your family tree and identify others at risk. We may recommend genetic testing, as well, which can help decide what treatment is best for you; and screening your family members for their heart-health risks.

  • Access to specialists

    If a minimally invasive procedure or surgery is the next step in your treatment, you’re already at the right place. At Vanderbilt, you have access to some of the top heart and vascular specialists in the nation. And because genetic diseases can affect more than just your heart, we can connect you with other relevant specialists.

  • Advanced care

    As part of an academic medical center, we are leaders in caring for the most complex conditions. Our commitment to research means that you receive the most current, advanced treatment available.

  • Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Care recommendations for your family members
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    Comprehensive cardiovascular testing
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    Genetic evaluation
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    Medication
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    Minimally invasive heart and vascular procedures
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    Cardiac devices
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    Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
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    Cardiac surgery

Location

1215 21st Avenue South, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232

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