Cardiomyopathy

The Cardiomyopathy Program offers patients a full range of diagnostic, treatment and management services as well as extensive multidisciplinary support for adults and children with all types of cardiomyopathy.

The Cardiomyopathy Program is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive care to patients with inherited heart disease. Patients and their families are cared for by nationally recognized experts in cardiomyopathy, supported by genetic counselors and a clinical team that specializes in this condition. We offer the latest imaging techniques and treatment strategies, including clinical evaluation, diagnosis, family screening, risk assessment, genetic evaluation, and treatment process.

Cardiomyopathies We Treat

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Familial dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Left ventricular non-compaction
  • Glycogen storage diseases
  • Cardiac rhythm disturbances such as long QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome
  • Amyloidosis

Cardiovascular Genetics Program

The Cardiovascular Genetics Program specializes in genetic screening, evaluation and counseling. A multidisciplinary team composed of nationally recognized physicians and scientists applies the latest cardiovascular genetic research discoveries to a patient's and family's care.

The cardiovascular genetics program supplements and supports the genetic evaluation of patients with inherited cardiomyopathy in special cases of complex genetics. It is the first line of access for patients with inherited lipid disorders and inherited vascular disease.

Conditions treated:

  • Familial aortic aneurysms, Marfan syndrome and connective tissue disorders
  • Familial coronary artery disease
  • Familial hyperlipidemia
  • Familial hypertension
  • Inherited arrhythmias

The Cardiovascular Genetics and Cardiomyopathy programs combine to provide the best of standard treatments and the latest in testing to diagnose and treat inherited forms of cardiovascular disease. Through genetic testing, our physician scientists are able to diagnose those who are at risk for heart disease before it has developed. We also provide current therapy recommendations to prevent or delay heart disease in those who are at risk. In addition, patients are offered the opportunity to participate in research-based studies.

To make an appointment regarding cardiomyopathy, please call 203-785-7191; familial hyperlipidemia or a vascular disorder, please call the Cardiovascular Genetics Program at 203-785-4127.