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Pediatric Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is any disease of the heart muscle in which the heart loses its ability to pump blood effectively. In some instances, heart rhythm is disturbed, leading to irregular heartbeats, or arrhythmias. There may be multiple causes of cardiomyopathy, including viral infections. Sometimes, the exact cause of the muscle disease is never found.

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Children’s National Heart Center

Our expert pediatric heart team specializes in more than 40 subspecialties, offering advanced heart care and excellent outcomes for thousands of children every year.

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Meet the Providers Who Treat Cardiomyopathy

Departments that Treat Cardiomyopathy

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Advanced Cardiac Therapies and Heart Transplant Program

We provide personalized care for babies and children with heart failure, including advanced VAD techniques and heart transplantation.

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Cardiogenetics Program

We help families with known or suspected inherited heart diseases receive early detection and treatment. Learn more about our Cardiogenetics Program.

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Children's National Heart Center

Our expert pediatric heart team, including more than 40 subspecialties, offer advanced heart care and excellent outcomes for thousands of children every year.