There are several different types of cardiomyopathy, which is a disease of the heart muscle (myocardium). The muscle becomes abnormally thick, stiff or enlarged, affecting the heart’s ability to fill or pump blood and maintain its rhythm.
Diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy as an infant, Julia was 13 when she had a heart attack at school. She received a life-saving heart transplant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Patient outcomes at the Cardiac Center are among the best in the world, placing us in the top tier of pediatric cardiac programs. We're also consistently ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine.