If you’re diagnosed with a familial heart disease, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes such as weight loss, mild exercise or avoiding smoking, alcohol, caffeine and high-fat foods. Medication and surgery to repair or replace damaged valves, vessels and other parts of your heart are other treatment options.
We also recommend genetic testing for people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or Marfan syndrome. If we’re able to isolate a gene mutation, then we’ll recommend that your immediate family members also get tested and have yearly screenings. This way we can help prevent potential problems from progressing.
You can count on personalized, compassionate care from experts in treating familial heart disease at the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center and Center for Marfan & Aortic Disorders.