Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Genetics Service Now Available

Cardiology Genetics Program

We are pleased to announce that the University of Iowa Cardiovascular Genetics Program is now operational. This integrated program will provide clinical evaluation, genetic testing, and management recommendations for patients and their families.

Both outpatient and inpatient consultative services will be provided by a core group of faculty members. Other members of the team will include nurse coordinator Rebecca Gutmann, RN, BSN, and a genetic counselor. Care will be provided in collaboration with the referring physician.

The outpatient service will comprise several clinics specializing in:

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
  • Other cardiomyopathies
  • Inherited arrhythmias (“channelopathies” such as Brugada syndrome, LQTS, SQTS, CPVT, etc.)
  • Neuromuscular disorders (Becker and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, etc.)
  • Connective tissue disorders (Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, etc.)
  • Familial dyslipidemias

Further services tailored to the phenotype will be provided, generally on the same day:

  • Imaging (echocardiogram, MRI)
  • Exercise stress test
  • Consultation with genetic cardiologist
  • Consultation with genetic counselor
  • Additional consultations and testing as needed (EP, interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery, sleep medicine, psychiatry/clinical psychology, genetic testing)
  • Coordination with pediatric cardiology

Inpatient consultation services for these disorders will be provided by Drs. Ferhaan Ahmad and Barry London.

Call 319-356-3030 for direct outpatient referrals.

Visit the Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic website for additional information.