The term cardiomyopathy refers to a group of heart muscle diseases that interfere with the heart’s ability to pump blood. Different types of cardiomyopathies affect the heart in different ways. Depending on the type, the condition may cause your heart muscle to weaken, enlarge, thicken, or stiffen.
Some cardiomyopathies — known as inherited cardiomyopathies — run in families, which means they are caused by a difference in genetic makeup that can be passed down from parents to their children. Determining if you have an inherited cardiomyopathy is important because it may impact your treatment plan and have implications for your whole family.
Our team of specialists provides world-class care for all types of inherited cardiomyopathy. We specialize in recognizing genetic heart disease and aim to catch it as early as possible. We work to slow or prevent disease progression when possible, reduce symptoms, and help patients enjoy the lives they want to live. We also work to help protect families with tailored screening services.