Cardiomyopathy and Transplant Program :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Cardiomyopathy and Transplant Program

Our cardiomyopathy and transplant program is focused on helping patients through the process of heart transplant and recovering from heart failure. We provide comprehensive care and each of our patients will have a treatment plan that involves specialists from Cardiology, Nutrition, Social Work, and Genetics.

Cardiomyopathy and Transplant Specialty Clinic

During your visit to our clinic, staffed by the most experienced and educated physicians, specialists, and nurses, you will be administered a variety of heart tests. Our clinic physicians and specialists will focus on management of heart transplant patients, management of cardiomyopathy without transplant, and screening of family members to ensure the health and safety of everyone who walks through our clinic doors.

Referral Information

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For Patients and Families

  • If you would like to contact our team for a second opinion, please complete our medical inquiry form.

Cardiomyopathy and Transplant Information

Cardiomyopathy basically means there is a change in the heart muscle that leads to the potential of an inefficient pumping of the heart. There are a few causes of cardiomyopathy that are common:

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  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Occurs when the heart becomes weak and the chambers enlarge, causing a decrease in output of blood from the heart.
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: When the heart muscle becomes too thick for the blood to leave the heart. This type is typically hereditary.
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: Diagnosed when the heart chambers cannot fill with blood because of stiffening of the heart muscle.

Additional Resources

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000