We want to empower you and your family to protect your hearts for generations to come. By knowing your medical history, we can better understand your risk for inherited cardiac disorders, which can lead to heart attack, stroke and even heart failure.
Heart issues can be complex, leaving some families searching for answers for years. Kristen DeBerg is a certified genetic counselor at Sanford Heart and is here to help identify hereditary conditions that may be in your family. Knowing your genetic risk allows the team of experts at Sanford Heart to better personalize screenings and prevent problems before they happen.
Call Sanford Heart at (605) 312-2278.
Jessica finds the key to her future heart health
"It's a truly wonderful thing that we can use genetics to save people's lives. This will not only help Jessica, but we can help her children and other family members by screening them." -Dr Maria Stys
Genetic testing explains a family's heart issues
Eric met with a cardiac genetic counselor to discover which gene was causing his heart issues and he ended up with a new, different diagnosis that transformed his future health care.
Genetic Counseling and You
"If you're concerned about the history in your family or about your own health, it's not wasting anyone's time to ask the question. Talk to your health care provider to see if genetic counseling is a good option." - Kristen DeBerg, cardiac genetic counselor.