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Cardio Genetics Clinic

About the program

Our Cardio Genetics Clinic provides comprehensive clinical care for children with inherited heart disease and other genetic conditions that can lead to the development of heart defects. Led by an experienced team with knowledge of genetic disorders that impact the heart and blood vessels, we strive to create the best possible outcome for each one of our patients.

Our multidisciplinary team of genetic specialists, cardiologists and nurse practitioners evaluate children in the Cardio Genetics Clinic at Children's Hospital of New Orleans and collaborate with electrophysiologist and heart failure specialists when these specialties are needed. Utilizing our advanced testing capabilities, we can thoroughly screen and accurately make a diagnosis.

From there, our highly specialized team will devise an individualized treatment plan for each patient, working collaboratively with your other children's healthcare providers.

We also address how a patient's condition may impact a family and offer advice on how best to manage it. Through it all, we monitor your child's progress and then connect you to other specialists and resources as needed.

Conditions we treat

Below is a comprehensive list of diagnoses we evaluate and treat:

  • Hereditary disorders of connective tissue (aortopathies) such as:
    • Marfan syndrome
    • Loeys-Dietz syndrome
    • Stickler Syndrome
    • Familial thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection
    • Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
    • Classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathies with suspected genetic origins, including:
    • Dilated cardiomyopathies
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathies
    • ARVC
    • Restrictive cardiomyopathy
    • RASopathy syndromes
  • Arrhythmias with a suspected genetic origin, including:
      • Long-QT syndrome
      • Brugada syndrome
      • Short QT
      • Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome
      • Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
  • Congenital heart defects with a suspected genetic origin, including:
    • Heterotaxy syndromes
    • Complex congenital heart defects

For mothers-to-be who have a family history that may put them at risk for having a baby with a heart defect, we offer genetic testing and counseling during pregnancy.

What makes us different?

Our comprehensive services span a child’s lifetime – from before they are born to adulthood. Patients receive access to the most innovative therapies in cardiology, genetics and associated subspecialties.


To make an appointment with our cardio genetics team or to get a second opinion, please call 504-896-9751, option 2.

Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Specialty Care & Outpatient Therapy
5025 Keystone Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433

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