Cardiomyopathy

  • Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Program

    Expert Diagnosis Leads to the Best Care

    Whether you are seeking an evaluation, second opinion or you or your child has recently been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, our team has the expertise to properly diagnose and care for him. Our cardiologists, cardiovascular genetic experts, electrophysiologist, echocardiographer, nurses and social workers collaborate in one location, making it easy for your child to receive comprehensive diagnosis and care. Additionally, we offer a genetic counseling clinic and diagnostic lab to provide the full spectrum of genetic testing and evaluation.

  • Our program, directed by John Lynn Jefferies, MD, saw 600 pediatric and adult patients in 2012, who traveled from 24 states and eight countries, a 970 percent growth in patient volume in the last four years. And our team includes cardiomyopathy specialist Jeffrey Towbin, MD, an internationally recognized expert in pediatric cardiomyopathy, whose almost 400 research publications have shaped cardiomyopathy standards of care.  Towbin authored a textbook on cardiomyopathy care. (Heart Failure in Children and Young Adults. From Molecular Mechanisms to Medical and Surgical Strategies. Chang AC, Towbin JA, Eds. Saunders Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2006.)

    Cardiomyopathy Treatment Options

    Based on our expert diagnosis and commitment to family-centered care, we will work with you and your family to develop the best approach for your or your child. We employ a range of cardiomyopathy treatments, including:

    • Medical / drug therapy
    • Cardiac imaging
    • Specific evaluation of the heart’s electrical system
    • Exercise and therapy recommendations
    • Evaluation and surveillance of at-risk family members
    • Cardiothoracic surgery, including Ventricular Assist Devices (VADS) and transplant