If you have a relative with a genetic heart disorder, talk to your doctor about your risk of developing heart disease. In addition, if you or a family member experienced heart failure or abnormal heart rhythms at a young age, it may be a sign of genetic heart disease. Our skilled cardiologists use advanced technology to diagnose genetic heart disease. Once we have an accurate diagnosis, we can create a personalized treatment plan.
Diagnosing Genetic Heart Disease
Your doctor will begin the diagnosis by asking you about your symptoms. Discussing your symptoms, as well as your medical and family history, is a critical part of the diagnosis. We will also perform a thorough physical examination.
Other diagnostic procedures include:
- Echocardiogram - An echocardiogram is the main imaging test used to diagnose genetic heart disease. It is a type of ultrasound. We use it to detect abnormalities in the way your heart is functioning.
- Imaging tests - We may use other imaging tests as well. Our cardiologists use the most advanced imaging technology available to provide a detailed picture of your heart and blood vessels. Imaging tests include:
Genetic Heart Disease: Treatment
Once we obtain an accurate diagnosis, we will create your individualized treatment plan. Treatment options include medication and surgery. Your treatment plan may include one treatment or a combination of treatments. Learn more about genetic heart disease treatment.