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UPMC Center for Inherited Heart Disease

You can inherit a lot of things from your family — your eye color, your smile, or your height. You can also inherit some things that may not be quite as visible, such as certain types of heart disease.

Do you find yourself wanting to learn more about your family history of heart disease? Or learning about a diagnosed heart problem that you could pass on to future generations? Then the UPMC Center for Inherited Heart Disease is here for you.

Our heart doctors and genetic counselors:

  • Work side-by-side to diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of genetic heart diseases.
  • Work with you to design a complete treatment plan.
  • Provide genetic testing for your family members.

Contact Us

To make an appointment at the UPMC Center for Inherited Heart Disease, call 1-877-426-8762 or contact UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute for more information.

About the UPMC Center for Inherited Heart Disease

The UPMC Center for Inherited Heart Disease at UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute specializes in testing and caring for people with genetic diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

A regional and national leader in heart and vascular disease genetics, we offer:

  • Complete testing for heart disease.
  • Access to cutting-edge diagnostics.
  • Advanced treatments for all forms of inherited heart and vascular diseases.

Genetic Heart Diseases We Treat

Our doctors at the UPMC Center for Inherited Heart Disease treat the following genetic heart diseases:

Our care extends beyond our patients diagnosed with genetic cardiovascular disease. We also care for family members who are at risk for developing these conditions because they are present in relatives.

Our Services at the UPMC Center for Inherited Heart Disease

We're dedicated to helping patients — and their at-risk relatives — live longer, healthier lives by providing diagnostic tests for heart disease, personalized treatment services, and assistance with every aspect of care.

Heart disease genetic testing and diagnosis

  • Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiological testing and device therapy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Molecular genetic testing
  • Nuclear cardiology

Treatments for inherited heart diseases

  • Cardiac surgical intervention, including septal myectomy and valve surgery
  • Heart failure management
  • Interventional cardiology

Risk assessment and reduction

  • Genetic counseling

Experts at the UPMC Center for Inherited Heart Disease

Our center features a committed team of experts, each specializing in a distinct aspect of inherited heart disease.

We work together to design a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.

Heart doctors

Genetic counselors

  • Meredith Jones, MS, LCGC
  • Vickie Bacon, MS, MPH, LCGC