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Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic of the Cardiovascular Institute

The Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic offers evaluation and genetic counseling for cardiac conditions. Early diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening, inherited cardiac conditions via genetic testing and family screening can prevent catastrophic events and help save lives.

Family-related cardiovascular syndromes are more common than previously recognized or anticipated. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

The risk for heart disease can increase even more when heredity is combined with unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as cigarette-smoking and poor diet. Approximately 20 to 40 percent of common heart problems are inherited. After the evaluation and genetic testing, the clinic offers counseling, referrals and follow-up for all confirmed cases.

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The clinic accepts self-referrals as well as physician referrals.

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Locations

Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, Newport Hospital
401-845-1201
Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, Rhode Island Hospital
401-845-1201
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Locations

Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, Newport Hospital
Borden-Carey Building
19 Friendship Street
Newport, RI 02840
19 Friendship Street
Newport, RI 02840
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Locations

Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903