Medical Genetics and Genomics

Cardiovascular Genetics Program

The Cardiovascular Genetics Program at Mount Sinai Fuster Heart Hospital is staffed by a team of pediatric and adult cardiologists, geneticists, and genetic counselors. Our team is dedicated to evaluating and counseling patients and families with genetic-based cardiovascular diseases.

Our doctors diagnose, prevent, and treat inherited cardiac defects. We conduct highly specialized molecular tests to identify patients affected with or at risk for specific cardiovascular diseases.  Our specialists work with patients, families and referring doctors to provide comprehensive services from pre-conception counseling and fetal echocardiography to treatment of inherited disorders.

Our cardiovascular genetic research is using leading-edge approaches based on the Human Genome Project to identify additional genes causing these disorders. We have made several important discoveries include the Marfan syndrome gene and a gene for inherited patent ductus arteriosus. Our scientific discoveries are providing the means to improve care for families inheriting cardiovascular genetic disorders.

For more information, visit our Cardiovascular Genetics Program site.