Cardiovascular Genomics Program Overview


Watch Mayo Clinic cardiologists and others discuss many conditions and treatments related to cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular surgery.

People living with or at risk of inherited cardiac and vascular disorders are helped at the Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Genomics Program. It offers comprehensive cardiovascular evaluation, genetic counseling, genetic testing and screening of family members. The experts of this program will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.

Mayo Clinic was among the first medical centers to offer comprehensive evaluation and management of patients with heritable cardiovascular diseases, including:

Your treatment team at the Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Genomics Program may include staff trained in heart disease and genetics (genomic cardiologist), a preventive cardiologist, a genetic counselor, nurse practitioners and registered nurses trained in helping you reduce your risk of heart disease. This team works with other specialty areas to ensure you get exactly the care you need. And it communicates with your primary doctor, sharing your treatment plan and answering any questions.

Treatment for adults is offered at the Cardiovascular Genomics Program at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Services for children, including infants, are available at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. Staff includes specialists trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists).


If you have a family history of heart conditions, talk with your doctor about the availability of genetic counseling and testing. Clinical and genetic screenings, interpretation of test results and treatment can help you and your loved ones live longer, healthier lives. A Mayo Clinic cardiologist will work with you and the experts of the Cardiovascular Genomics Program to develop a personalized treatment approach.

The Cardiovascular Genomics Program offers several services, including:

Tests and procedures used to help diagnose and treat these conditions in these clinics include:

  • Personal and family history
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Individualized screening and treatment options
  • Screening of family members
  • Education and support for you and your family
  • Specialty evaluation

Not all procedures may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

Comprehensive Care for Genetic Cardiovascular Disorders

The experts of the Cardiovascular Genomics Program specialize in treating the following conditions.

  • Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and other connective tissue disorders, bicuspid aortopathy, familial thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (FTAAD) syndromes
  • Long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT), and other sudden cardiac arrest syndromes
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Fabry's disease, LV non-compaction, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia and other heritable disorders of lipid metabolism
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy, familial forms of amyloidosis


Doctors in the Cardiovascular Genomics Program are active in research in many areas, including heart disease prevention, genetic testing to evaluate heart disease risk, and who might benefit from early and aggressive intervention.

Other areas being studied include:

  • Marfan syndrome and other aortopathies
  • Long QT/sudden cardiac death
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Fabry's disease, left ventricular noncompaction
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia and other heritable disorders of lipid metabolism
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)

Learn more about research in the Cardiovascular Research Center and the Center for Individualized Medicine.

Jan. 14, 2023