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Genetics Center

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano Outpatient Services

​​​​​​​​Genetic heart condition treatment

The Genetics Center is the only dedicated inherited cardiovascular disease center in North Texas staffed with a cardiovascular genetics counselor that offers a full range of services for rare genetic heart diseases. This feature is a critical component that differentiates academic cardiovascular genetics programs from general medical genetics centers.

The genetic counselor spends one-on-one time with patients to understand a multigenerational family history. The counselor provides patients with a full explanation of the risks, benefits, and limitations of testing.

The center staff works closely with surgeons on the medical staff of Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano when evaluating patients whose conditions may require surgical intervention.

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​Genetic heart conditions we treat:​​

Family medical history plays an important role in the accurate diagnosis of certain heart rhythm abnormalities and thoracic aortic syndromes.

Patients are typically referred for suspected or confirmed family-dominant heart conditions, such as:
  • Channelopathy
    • Long QT syndrome
    • Short QT syndrome
    • Brugada syndrome
  • Vasculopathy
    • Marfan Syndrome
    • Loeys/Dietz Syndrome
    • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Syndrome​
  • Cardiomyopathy
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    • Familial dilated cardiomyopathy
    • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD)​​​​
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Patient referrals

For patients

Referral from your doctor is required. Talk to your doctor to request a patient referral to our Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Center.

For physicians

Visit our physician referral site for information about the referral process to the Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Center.

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