Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease

Condition: Hereditary heart disease


Key Inclusion Criteria

  • Affected and unaffected family members from subjects with: Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, Brugada syndrome, idiopathic ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, long QT syndrome, hypertrophic, dilated and restrictive cardiomyopathy, and supraventricular tachycardia

Key Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients with other identifiable causes of syncope, ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation (such as ischemic heart disease, and primary valvular heart disease)

Full Study Name

Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease (IRB no. 55920)


This study focuses on individuals who have a hereditary form of heart disease, which may have occurred in isolated individuals or through inheritance, affecting multiple family members. The purpose of the study is to find the particular gene that causes the inherited form of heart disease. The study aims to obtain information on heart-related symptoms and genetic makeup, as well as those of family members who are either healthy or have heart disease.

Medical records will be reviewed, and as part of the study, researchers will review results from tests that may have related to the participant's heart anomaly. Researchers may also contact participants to ask about their health and general wellbeing.

Principal Investigator

Eugenio Cingolani, MD