The Heart Center Cardiac Genetics Program at Primary Children’s Hospital is a multidisciplinary service provided by Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah aimed at bringing evolving genetic knowledge into clinical care.

We specialize in the management of families and patients who have been diagnosed with, or are at risk to develop, a heritable cardiovascular condition. Our goal is to incorporate patient genetic information into personalized risk, management, and screening guidelines. We are also available to make referrals to other healthcare specialties, when appropriate. Our team is comprised of a pediatric cardiologist, clinical geneticist and board certified genetic counselor.

An evaluation includes:

  • An in-depth family history.
  • Medical history and physical examination by a medical geneticist.
  • Recommendations for screening and management for both the patient and at-risk family members based on the genetic risk-assessment.
  • Identification and facilitation, if warranted, of available, appropriate genetic testing.
  • Post-test counseling including discussion of the genetic test result implications and how they may change screening and management.
  • Referrals to local and national support groups and resources

Cardiac Genetics at Primary Children's Hospital