The Nebraska Medicine Heart and Vascular Genetics Clinic provides cardiovascular genetic testing and counseling services for patients with genetic disease. The first step towards successful therapy is understanding your disease. An accurate diagnosis aids in providing effective treatment now, as well as appropriate preventative and screening measures. And since genetic diseases run in families, improved care will not only benefit you but also your family.

Cardiovascular Genetics areas of focus:

  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Genetic and clinical screening for families with genetic heart disease
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Neuromuscular disease such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), and myotonic dystrophy (DM)
  • Familial cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythomogenic right ventricle dysplasia/cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Premature coronary artery disease
  • Inherited arrhythmia syndromes (Long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, CPVT)
  • Family history of sudden death
  • Familial thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia

What to expect during your first visit

During your first visit, most patients will meet with both the doctor and genetic counselor. We will conduct a careful review of your past medical and family history. Coming prepared with details of your family history will help you get the most out of your appointment. Your provider will have reviewed available clinical information and will discuss diagnosis and next steps in your care. 

Your team of experts

Understanding genetic heart and vascular disease requires an advanced team of experts including cardiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, a dedicated case management nursing team and genetic counselors to walk you through the process of understanding your disease.

Research and clinical trials

Nebraska Medicine and UNMC, our academic partner are dedicated to clinical and translational research. Our faculty are active innovators and participants in multiple clinical trials and integrated into our Cardiovascular Research Center focused on basic science and translational research. Learn more about current heart and vascular clinical trials and research.

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