Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Genetic Counseling and Family Screening


Presenters: Vlad Zaha, MD, PhD; Jose Joglar, MD; Jessica Chowns, MS, CGC; Paul McDermott

Summary: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common form of genetic heart disease and can affect people of any age, yet it often goes undiagnosed. Genetic testing and counseling plays an important role in the diagnosis and management of HCM in patients in families. Learn more about genetic testing and counseling, and its impact on the patient’s family.

Vlad G. Zaha, MD, PhD, FACC
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology
Advanced Imaging Research Center
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Jose A. Joglar, MD, FAHA

Jose A. Joglar, MD, FAHA
Professor of Internal Medicine
Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Jessica Chowns, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Penn Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Program

Paul McDermott

Paul McDermott
Patient Representative