Cardiovascular Genetic Counseling

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cardiovascular Genetic Counseling and Testing at The Christ Hospital

The Christ Hospital Precision Health​ offers genetic counseling and testing that may help identify hereditary risk factors for specific cardiovascular conditions. Understanding your personalized risks may allow you to better work with your doctors to develop the best screening and prevention plans for you. When hereditary risk factors are present, we can also discuss and/or coordinate genetic testing for your family members.

Cardiovascular Genetic Counseling may benefit people with a personal or family history of:

  • Nonischemic cardiomyopathies

  • Arrythmias (heart rhythm disorders)

  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections

  • Familial hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)

  • Family history of sudden cardiac death, especially under age 50

Genetic Counseling Services at The Christ Hospital

We encourage you to collect as much information as you can about your family’s cardiovascular health history. This includes information about first-degree relatives (parents, children, and siblings) as well as second-degree relatives (grandparents, aunts and uncles). Please be sure to take note of specific diagnoses and ages at the time of diagnosis.

If your results indicate that you are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, that means your family members may be, too. Your genetic counselor will provide information to help your family members decide whether to pursue genetic counseling and testing themselves.

​For More Information or to Make an Appointment

Click here to learn more​ about genetic counseling and genetic testing with The Christ Hospital Precision Health. You ca​n also get more information or schedule an appointment by calling 513-585-3275. Current patients can schedule your appointment online via MyChart: