Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic

At UConn Health, our Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic provides complete diagnostics and the latest treatments for genetic cardiovascular disorders.

We work with our patients to treat those already diagnosed with a genetic cardiovascular condition or individuals whose family history indicates a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Our Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic also collaborates with specialists in heart failure, electrophysiology, and interventional cardiology to develop an integrated diagnostic and treatment plan for patients.

We work closely with referring primary care providers and cardiologists in the community to provide personalized risk assessment, diagnostic testing, and treatment recommendations for the following disorders:


  • Dilated
  • Hypertrophic
  • Restrictive
  • Non-compaction (LVNC)
  • Skeletal muscle myopathies

Heart Rhythm/Arrhythmia Disorders

  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS)
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT)
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC/D)

High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)

Congenital Heart Disease

Vascular Disorders

  • Marfan syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Other connective tissue disorders

Using Precision Medicine to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

Mike Papale was an elite high school basketball player when his heart suddenly stopped beating.

Advanced Genomic Testing

Dr. J. Travis Hinson is using the power of advanced genomic testing in his laboratory to empower his heart patients and their families.

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