About Cardiomyopathy

One in 150 children enters the world with a heart defect. Sometimes, there’s no evidence of a problem until a seemingly healthy teen has unexplained shortness of breath or collapses on the sports field. Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle in which the heart is enlarged and unable to pump properly. There are several forms of the disease, each with a variety of possible causes, symptoms and treatments. If your child has been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, it is important to find a doctor who thoroughly understands the condition and has experience treating it in kids.

About the Danny Strong Fund

The Danny Strong Fund will support the priorities of the Boston Children's Hospital Heart Center including research around cardiomyopathy and other congenital heart diseases, the extraordinary needs of patient families, and education of staff and patient families.

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Cardiomyopathy Program

Boston Children’s tailors its care plans to meet the individual needs of each child it treats for cardiomyopathy.

Learn more about Cardiomyopathy at Boston Children's Hospital

Request a 2nd Opinion

If your child has a new diagnosis or you want feedback on an existing treatment plan, we are here to help.

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Contact the Heart Center

To contact one of our specialists, call Boston Children’s Heart Center at 1-800-220-4414 or send us an email.

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