Why is Genetics Important?

Although lifestyle factors put a person at risk for heart disease, genetic predispositions may also play a large role in a person’s risk of developing a cardiac condition. Clinical and genetic screenings of patients and their family members, interpretation of test results and personalized treatment strategies can help patients live longer, healthier lives.

Our team can help answer these questions:

Can genetic testing help with my medical care?
How likely am I to pass this condition on to my children?
Is genetic testing right for me or other members of my family?

What do we offer?

The Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic located at Methodist Hospital offers comprehensive genetic evaluation, counseling, testing and provides seamless care with referring cardiologists and primary care physicians. We help you and your family better understand the many aspects of having, or being at risk for, a hereditary cardiovascular condition. We can test family members for inherited mutated genes that can contribute to a host of heart conditions.

Some of the most common known and suspected hereditary heart conditions that we see are listed below:

Arrhythmia Syndromes:

  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT)
  • Brugada Syndrome


  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy (Familial DCM)
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C)

Aortic disease:

  • Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection (Familial TAAD)
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Congenital Heart Disease:

  • Digeorge Syndrome
  • Williams Syndrome

Premature Coronary Artery Disease:

  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia and other inherited dyslipidemias

Contact Us

Main Clinic:
Dr. Pankaj Madan

4411 Medical Drive, Suite 205
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: 210-575-5915
Fax: 210-575-5919

Corpus Christi Satellite Clinic:

3240 Ft. Worth Street, Suite 109
Corpus Christi, TX 78411