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.