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The Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Program at Monroe Carell is one of the largest programs in the country treating patients with heart problems from before birth through adulthood. We specialize in diagnosing and managing all forms of cardiomyopathy in children, including the three most common types of heart muscle disease: dilated, restrictive and hypertrophic cardiomyopathies.

For children with a family history of cardiomyopathy, we offer screening, consultation and long-term follow-up. Screening is also important for children with risk factors such as exposure to certain types of chemotherapy, neuromuscular or skeletal disorders and mitochondrial disease.

Meet Your Care Team

David W. Bearl

David W. BearlMD, MA

    Cardio-Oncology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart

Why Choose the Cardiomyopathy Program at Monroe Carell

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    Expert care

    Our clinic offers comprehensive cardiovascular screening, including advanced cardiac MRI, exercise testing, ambulatory ECG monitoring and comprehensive genetic testing. Our three dedicated cardiologists boast expertise in pediatric cardiomyopathy, heart failure and heart transplantation.

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    Recognized excellence

    Our program has been named a Center of Care by the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), a national nonprofit committed to improving health outcomes and quality of life for children with cardiomyopathy. We received this recognition for consistently providing high-quality cardiac care and specialized disease management for children with cardiomyopathy. Vanderbilt is also recognized as a Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence by the HCMA.

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2200 Children's Way, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.