Cardiovascular Genetics Program
Northwestern Medicine’s Cardiovascular Genetics Program at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute provides comprehensive cardiovascular care encompassing genetic testing and medical management for all forms of inherited cardiovascular diseases. We provide care for individuals with personal history or family history of:
Genetic testing is used to guide risk assessment and is instrumental in guiding medical decisions. We offer genetic testing that includes site-specific mutation testing, gene panel testing, as well as exome/genome analysis. Genetic information can provide diagnostic and useful knowledge to guide clinical decisions.
The Cardiovascular Genetics Program is led by cardiologist, Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD. Dr. McNally established one of the first cardiovascular genetics clinics in the nation and brings her decades of experience to the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. Because of her roles as both a clinician and a researcher, Dr. McNally applies insights from the very latest worldwide findings to the care of patients in the the Cardiovascular Genetics Program.
All members of the Cardiovascular Genetics Program team have extensive experience and knowledge in this specialized area of inherited heart and vascular diseases. The team includes cardiologists, a genetic counselor and nursing staff that work closely with patients, family members and referring physicians to provide genetic testing, interpretation and recommendations to guide clinical decisions.
U.S. News & World Report 2016-17 "Best Hospitals" report ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Cardiology and Heart Surgery program among the top 10 (specifically, No. 6) programs in the nation and for the last nine years, the No.1 ranked program in Illinois and in the region.
What is the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute?
Patrick M. McCarthy, MD
Director, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Meet Our Team
Location, Hours and Appointments
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
675 N. Saint Clair St.
19th Floor, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60611
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.