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Inherited Cardiomyopathy Program

This unique program is an internationally recognized center for inherited cardiomyopathy.


Clinical Services

The Inherited Cardiomyopathy Program provides expert care for patients or family members of patients with known or suspected cardiomyopathy. The spectrum of cardiomyopathic disease includes diverse diagnoses from hypertrophic and restrictive cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, left ventricular non-compaction, and familial dilated cardiomyopathy, to inherited and wild-type TTR amyloid cardiomyopathy. We are actively participating in multiple clinical trails.

Diagnostics

Our in-house specialized cardiomyopathy genetic counselor provides up to date counseling, interaction with testing companies, and guideline driven patient reporting and family counseling. Advanced imaging, hemodynamic assessment, expert pathologist interpretation of biopsy samples, and expert electrophysiologic, pediatric, and surgical care provide a multidisciplimary team approaches to diagnosis. In collaboration with the Cardiovascular Genetics Program, we offer interpretation of both commercial and exome based genetic testing, with associated research programs for complex families.

Treatment and Research

In the field of cardiomyopathy clinical treatment of clinical research often go hand in hand. Massive advancements in treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, some forms of arrhythmogenic and familial dilated cardiomyopathy, and TTR related amyloid cardiomyopathy are rapidly changing the natural history of disease progression and symptom management. Our patients get access to expert care, guideline driven initiatives where appropriate, and the latest in novel therapies and clinical trials.

Fellowship Training

Advanced heart failure and general cardiology fellows have made good use of this program to grow their own expertise in this area leading to clinical leadership and publications in external and internal faculty positions. Outpatient elective and extened participation among trainees is encouraged. All fellows are given the opportunity to do their ambulatory work in the cardiomyopathy clinics, to work with the genetic counselors, and to expand their knowledge of these diseases.

Faculty