This unique program, a collaboration between Yale and University College London (UCL) Heart Hospital faculty, provides Yale patients access to the highest levels of international expertise. Directed by William McKenna , MD, Professor of Medicine at UCL and Adjunct Professor at Yale, and co-directed by Dr. Dan Jacoby, Assistant Professor of Medicine, the Program offers provides comprehensive evaluation of patients and families with inherited cardiomyopathies including dilated and hypertrophic, and arrhythmogenic.
Patients included in the clinic have a suspected or documented diagnosis of inherited cardiomyopathy. This includes all major categories of inherited cardiomyopathy: hypertrophic, dilated, restrictive and arrhythmogenic, and unclassified. The clinic will offer a unique combination of expertise in genetics and genetic counseling, as well as in clinical evaluation, treatment, and prognostication.
The Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Program has active research investigations in three core areas: Genotype-Phenotype Correlation, Prevalence and Disease Outcome, Novel Gene Discovery.