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Cardiomyopathy is a condition that affects the structure and function of the heart muscle. There are several forms of the disease, and each one has a variety of possible causes and symptoms. If your child has been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, it is important that you find a doctor who is experienced in treating cardiomyopathy in children and who thoroughly understands all forms of the condition.
Elizabeth Blume, MD, and Kevin Daly, MD, speak about cardiomyopathy and the advanced therapies used at Boston Children's Hospital.
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that decreases the heart's ability to pump blood. It is a leading cause of heart failure and the most common reason for a person to need a heart transplant.
Unlike other congenital heart conditions, there is currently no surgical or medical treatment to “cure” and repair the damaged heart. Some medications have been shown to decrease the progression of the disease. Treatment options may include:
Learn more about cardiomyopathy and how Boston Children’s cares for children with cardiomyopathy.
As the #1 ranked Heart Center, we are fortunate to have a number of cardiomyopathy experts who regularly evaluate and care for babies, children and teens with this disease.
Services offered through our Cardiomyopathy Program include:
Meet Danny, a high school athlete who overcame cardiomyopathy. Read about his and other cardiomyopathy patients stories.
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