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Cardiovascular Genetics SIG


The Cardiovascular SIG is dedicated to uniting and addressing the needs of genetic counselors working in cardiology as the field rapidly expands. Our goals include: establishing relationships with cardiologists and allied professionals, production and support of original research, providing education opportunities for both the public and medical professionals, and increasing patient access to cardiovascular genetic counseling services. This special interest group was created in 2004 to unite genetic counselors working in cardiovascular disease. This SIG is currently maintained by members of NSGC who provide genetic counseling for cardiovascular disease or are involved in research in cardiovascular disease. Genetic counselors who specialize in cardiovascular disease have developed skills specific to the management of and counseling for cardiovascular disorders. Such disorders may include the following:

  • Arrhythmia Syndromes
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Brugada Syndrome
    • Long QT Syndrome
  • Cardiac Amyloidosis
  • Cardiomyopathies
    • Arrythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
    • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease or high cholesterol
  • Familial Aortic Aneurysm
  • Individuals with Muscular Dystrophy and Heart Disease
    • Duchenne and Becker's Muscular Dystrophy
    • Carriers of Duchenne and Becker's Muscular Dystrophy
    • Myotonic Dystrophy
    • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Individuals with a family history of any of the above mentioned diseases

Membership in the Special Interest Group (SIG) provides:

Access to the active and useful listserv (email) discussion group regarding the latest inherited cardiovascular risk topics. 
Involvement in creation and access to use of materials developed through SIG projects. Previous projects have included the Cardiac EBS in 2005. 


Access the Cardiovascular Genetics SIG community (including the Cardiovascular Genetics SIG Discussion Forum and SIG Documents) here . 

Join Now:  To add this SIG to your NSGC membership, please visit your  member profile . From the Actions tab, select the "Add Membership Package" option and select the SIG you would like to join. You will then be able to pay online or print an invoice to mail with a check.

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Allison Cirino

Katherine Agre

For a visual directory of cardiac SIG members, use this link to a Google Map:

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