Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is the most common form of heart muscle disease. It occurs when the lower chambers of the heart, called ventricles, enlarge over time and pump blood less efficiently. When caught early, dilated cardiomyopathy is usually treatable. If untreated, it can lead to life-threatening heart rhythm abnormalities and heart failure.
Our cardiomyopathy team takes a personalized approach to diagnosing and treating dilated cardiomyopathy. We use the most up-to-date tests to tailor your treatment and monitor your heart over time. We also specialize in determining when dilated cardiomyopathy is caused by an inherited difference in your genetic makeup, and when it is not.
Our internationally recognized genetic counseling service works with you and your medical team to discuss whether genetic testing makes sense for you and your family. The results of this testing may provide important treatment guidance and help your family to know who is at risk for DCM.