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Cardiomyopathy

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If you have cardiomyopathy, our specialists will provide you with an individualized treatment plan based on underlying causes, potential complications and your specific needs. Our medical team is experienced in providing the most advanced treatments to strengthen weakened heart muscles due to cardiomyopathy and manage complications such as heart failure.

Treatments

  • The insertion of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), which is slightly larger than a pacemaker and delivers an electrical shock to the heart when the heart rate becomes dangerously fast
  • The implantation of ventricular assist devices (VADs), designed to take over the pumping function for one or both of the heart's ventricles. Jefferson is also the only hospital in Pennsylvania to offer the most advanced VAD, including the Jarvik 2000®. What's more, we have Advanced Certification from the Joint Commission in Ventricular Assist Device for destination therapy.
  • Biventricular pacing, an innovative procedure in which a pacemaker-like device helps the heart function more efficiently by synchronizing the beating of the two lower heart chambers