Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Heart Diseases
The Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Heart Diseases strives to identify genetic diseases and slow their progression through preventative care and advanced treatment for patients.
At the Heart of Precision Medicine
Johns Hopkins experts diagnosed Jasonee with Arrythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C), a rare familial disorder that causes sudden cardiac death in young, apparently healthy individuals. Now receiving proper treatment and observation, Jasonee’s condition is under control.Learn more about ARDV/C
Why Choose Johns Hopkins
Our center provides a family-centered approach with comprehensive treatments for our patients.
Receive testing and treatment in the same day thanks to a comprehensive team of genetic counselors, adult and pediatric cardiologists.
Advanced Clinical Trials
Access cutting-edge clinical trials and research for a variety of inherited heart diseases.
Our cutting-edge research has led to the development of personalized medicine using stem cells, helping medications work best for you.
Our team of physicians and scientists continue to make breakthroughs in the treatment and discovery of inherited heart diseases, helping make Johns Hopkins the leader for nationwide cardiac care.
CIHD Research Registry
The Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Heart Disease is dedicated to advancing cardiovascular genetics research as it relates to the health and care of our patients. The first step in getting involved in our research is joining our research registry: “Genetic Investigation of Inherited Cardiac Conditions”. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the genetic causes of heart conditions. We also study which gene(s) cause patients with inherited heart conditions to vary in symptoms, outcomes, and rates of disease progression.
Participation includes giving us permission to review your cardiac medical records. We may invite you to submit a DNA sample. If we do, we will send you a DNA collection kit by mail or collect a sample in clinic. There is no financial compensation for joining the study.
When you join we will also ask you if you are interested in being invited to join other studies specific to your condition or genes in the future.
Adults and children with an inherited heart condition and their family members.
To learn more, please contact us at [email protected] or 410-502-2578.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Cindy James, PhD, CGC
Genetic Investigation of Inherited Cardiac Conditions
Study number: NA_00001192
Services We ProvideGenetic Counseling
The Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Heart Diseases can provide you with the appropriate counseling on the options, benefits, and potential risks of genetic tests. Genetic counseling is critical for understanding how genetic information may impact your future health, as well as your family.
Refer a patient for genetic counseling or cardiac care.
Highlighted ProgramHypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
The Johns Hopkins Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence provides long-term care for patients with the genetic heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), improving the quality of life for patients.