Cardiovascular Genetics

Cardiovascular Genetics

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Cardiovascular Genetics

We’ve all heard the tragic stories of seemingly healthy young adults, who suddenly collapse on a basketball court or football field. Usually, an undiagnosed heart rhythm disorder or other cardiovascular disease is discovered to be the cause. Often, the condition was inherited.

Now, through the study of cardiovascular genetics, we can now diagnose and treat a full range of these inherited disorders.

By recognizing this genetic link early, we can treat an entire family in an effort to ensure healthy and active lives for generations to come.

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As heard on WTOP Radio:

Dr Susan O'Donoghue stands with her arms crossed in the electrophysiology lab at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Susan O’Donoghue, MD



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