Cardiovascular Genetics
Marfan and Aortic Disease Clinic

Diagnosis and Management of Marfan and Aortic Diseases

The Marfan and Aortic Disease Clinic is part of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s. Our program specializes in diagnosing and managing patients with heritable cardiovascular disease and genetic conditions with cardiac features, such as Marfan, Loeys Dietz, Turner and Williams syndromes. We also evaluate for and manage arterial disorders such as vascular Ehlers Danlos syndrome, bicuspid aortic valve with aortopathy and familial aortic aneurysm.

Every Friday, the Marfan and Aortic Disease Clinic provides a thorough clinical assessment for patients with cardiovascular disease. Your child may be screened using echocardiography and electrophysiology. Our specialists may also ask for personal and family histories to help clearly diagnose your child’s condition. We then provide counseling for your entire family to discuss a possible underlying genetic basis for your child’s cardiovascular disease.

Our multidisciplinary team includes cardiologists, geneticists, nurse practitioners and genetic counselors. If genetic testing is recommended, our cardiac focused genetic counselors can walk you through the process. Our highly specialized program allows us to screen, diagnose and manage patients and relatives who might be at risk for genetic cardiovascular disorders, and make recommendations to help minimize and prevent future cardiovascular health problems.

Marfan Syndrome & Related Disorders Patient Education Day Presentations

Watch the presentations from the Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders Educations Days at Cincinnati Children’s.