- Clinical Services
- Adult Congenital Heart Program
- Cardiogenetics Program
- Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Clinic
- Fetal Cardiac Program
- Interventional Cardiology
- NonInvasive Imaging Lab
- Pediatric Cardiac MRI/CT Center
- Pediatric Heart and Lung Transplant Program
- Electrophysiology Program and Arrhythmia Care
- Single Ventricle Home Monitoring Program
- Inpatient Services
- Patient & Family Resources
- Quality & Outcomes
Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Clinic
The UF Health Congenital Heart Center supports a monthly clinic for patients who have cardiomyopathy and heart failure. During the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Clinic, patients who have inherited or acquired forms of myocardial dysfunction are evaluated and treated.
Cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscle or a change in the heart muscle. It often occurs when the heart cannot pump as well as it should, or with other heart function problems.
Common types of cardiomyopathy include:
- Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart becomes weak and enlarged. As a result, it cannot pump blood well enough. Different medical problems can cause this type of cardiomyopathy.
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick and makes it difficult for blood to leave the muscle. This type of cardiomyopathy is usually passed down through families.
- Ischemic cardiomyopathy is caused by the narrowing of the arteries that supply the heart with blood.
- Restrictive cardiomyopathy is a group of disorders in which the heart chambers are unable to properly fill with blood because the heart muscle is stiff.
- Peripartum cardiomyopathy occurs during pregnancy or within the first five months afterward.
- UF Health Congenital Heart Center
- UF Health Pediatric Specialties — Medical Plaza
- UF Health Pediatric Specialties – Halifax Health
- UF Health Pediatric Specialties – Oakhurst
- The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart
The UF Health Congenital Heart Center provides patients, their families and referring physicians with information about appointments, referrals, clinical services, and clinic locations. Patients can request information by calling us. We are available to speak with you during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST.
UF Health Congenital Heart Center
1600 SW Archer Road
P.O. Box 100296
Gainesville, FL. 32610
Toll Free Phone: 866.696.2333