Amrita Cardiovascular Genetics Services
The Amrita Cardiovascular Genetics Services at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, provides comprehensive diagnostic and advanced treatment options for all forms of inherited cardiovascular disease. During the consultation process, we partner with our patients and their families to personalize treatment plans and thus meet the treatment requirements of those with inherited cardiovascular disease. The Amrita Cardiovascular Genetics Services is the largest, comprehensive cardiovascular genomics service in India and has been founded on a decade of rich experience in managing inherited cardiovascular disease. The Clinical Lead for the adult cardiovascular genetics service is Dr. Hisham Ahamed MD DM and the Clinical Lead for the pediatric cardiovascular genetics service is Dr. Mani Ram MD DM.
We use cutting edge genetic testing methods to detect gene mutations which are linked with various forms of inherited cardiovascular disease and screen family members to help identify relatives who may be at risk for cardiovascular disease.
Over the last decade, the Amrita Cardiovascular Genetics Services has excelled at providing state of the art genetic testing, comprehensive clinical evaluation, treatment, risk assessment and risk reduction for a whole range of genetic cardiovascular disorders. This service caters to the comprehensive evaluation and treatment needs of:
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
- Restrictive Cardiomyopathy (RCM)
- Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
- Left Ventricular Non-compaction Cardiomyopathy (LVNC)
Heart Rhythm/Arrhythmia Disorders
- Long QT syndromes
- Brugada syndrome
- Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia ( CPVT )
Congenital Heart Disease
- Familial ASD and VSD
- Noonan’s syndrome
- Marfan’s syndrome
- Loeys – Dietz syndrome
- Ehler – Danlos syndrome
- Non-syndromic familial aortopathies
Our Cardiovascular Genetics Services also collaborates with specialists in heart failure, electrophysiology, and interventional cardiology to develop an integrated diagnostic and treatment plan for patients. This comprehensive approach has made the Amrita Cardiovascular Genetics Services one of the largest and most experienced programs in India.