Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Genetic Heart Disease
- 62 Tilley Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403
- Phone: 802-847-4600
- Fax: 802-847-2533
- Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Genetic disorders can affect the heart or circulatory system. Our doctors have years of experiencing helping patients manage genetic conditions. We offer the latest advances in treatment, counseling and support for patients with genetic disorders.
Genetic Heart Disease: What You Need to Know
Fletcher Allen doctors use a collaborative approach to treating genetic heart disease. Your team may include a number of different specialists working together to manage your care.
We use the most sophisticated medical technology available for diagnosing and treating genetic heart disease, including the latest advances in imaging scans and surgery.
Fletcher Allen doctors tailor a course of treatment specifically for you. Your treatment will depend on a number of factors, including the specific disorder causing the heart condition and your general health.
Experience, trusted expertise
At Fletcher Allen, our physicians have years of experience diagnosing and treating genetic heart disease. You can feel confident knowing you have placed your care in experienced and skilled hands.
What is genetic heart disease?
A genetic disease is a disease caused by an abnormality in your DNA. Certain genetic disorder can affect your heart’s function. Some of the more common genetic diseases affecting the heart or blood vessels include:
There are no specific risk factors for genetic heart disease. However, because it is genetic, it often runs in the family. Therefore, if you have a parent with a genetic disorder, you are at higher risk for developing it.
Diagnosis and Treatment: Genetic Heart Disease
Fletcher Allen is committed to the comprehensive evaluation and care of adults with genetic forms of heart disease. When needed, we work closely with the genetics staff to evaluate both the patient and the family.
At Fletcher Allen, we use the latest advances in diagnostic procedures to obtain an accurate diagnosis. Then, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you. The goal of treatment is to prevent complications, increase life span and improve your quality of life.
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