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Cardiovascular Genetics Center of Excellence

Ask a cardiovascular genetic counselor a question

How can we help? Send your questions about cardiovascular genetic conditions, risk factors and more. Email a counselor >>

NOTE: These questions are not for immediate or emergency care related problems.

Frequently asked questions

Please see the FAQ page for answers to common questions about cardiovascular genetic counseling, including why it's important, when and how to be referred to us, what happens at appointments, and more.

Recognizing that many forms of heart disease can be hereditary, Community Health Network launched a comprehensive cardiovascular genetics center at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital. Designed and led by Community Physician Network clinicians specially trained in cardiovascular medical genetics, Community’s program is the first of its kind in Indiana.

Who can be screened?

The program is designed for patients of all ages who may be at risk for a heritable cardiovascular condition. Genetic testing and counseling helps at-risk patients learn how to prevent or proactively manage their heart disease. Who can be screened and "red flags" >>

Counseling evaluation process

The evaluation includes collection of an extensive family medical history from the patient. The genetic counselor carefully analyzes the information to determine the underlying cause of the hereditary disease; identify other family members who could be at risk; and outline personalized treatment based on the patient’s genetic makeup. Learn more about the evaluation >>

Who can I call if I have questions about my or my family’s health history?

Please call Community Health Network’s Genetics Department Hotline at 317-621-8988. Select option 2 for cardiovascular genetics or option 4 for general genetics questions.

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