Cardiomyopathy is any disease of the heart muscle that affects the heart’s ability to pump normally. It is one of the many causes of heart failure which develops gradually as the heart muscle weakens. Learn more about Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy.
The Center for Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to adults with complex heart failure caused by cardiomyopathy and other life-threatening heart diseases. Our multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, radiologists, nurse practitioners, social workers and other specialists work together to care for the complex needs of our patients.
Board-certified physicians and surgeons from BWH have played a key role in the evolution of advanced care for heart failure: the discovery of defibrillation and cardiac resynchronization, the use of ACE inhibitors in stopping heart failure progression and the performance of the first successful artificial heart transplant and the first ventricular assist device implantation in New England.
We continue to develop new strategies for improving heart function through innovative research and clinical trials. Our heart specialists train the next generation of cardiac leaders through BWH’s Advanced Heart Disease and Heart Transplant/VAD Fellowship. An international referral site, the Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy Program is part of the BWH Heart & Vascular Center and is located within its state-of-the-art Shapiro Cardiovascular Center.
Make an Appointment
To make an Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy Program appointment, you can request an appointment online or call (857) 307-4000.
Refer a Patient
Referring physicians can refer a patient online or call (857) 307-4000 to learn how to refer a patient to the Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy Program. Access BWH Advanced Heart Disease Clinical Care Algorithms.