Genetic Counseling

Genetic testing has now become an important part of management and diagnosis in inherited heart conditions. Precision medicine is continuing to offer the promise of individualized management for every patient based on the specifics of their condition. 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. It is also recommended by most cardiac professional societies.

Our genetic counselors are trained to carefully identify this information and guide you in making a decision about how to use this knowledge, if necessary.

The goal of our Center is to find the cause of an inherited heart condition, and to target treatments that are specific for these problems. We also provide counseling to family members, and we work with other members of the cardiology community to better understand inherited forms of cardiovascular disease.

Meet Our Genetic Counselors

Brittney Murray, M.S., C.G.C.

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Emily Brown, M.G.C., C.G.C.

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Rebecca McClellan, M.G.C., C.G.C.

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