Patients with heart failure, cardiomyopathies or acute myocarditis, and ventricular dysfunction from valvular or coronary artery disease are evaluated to establish etiology of disease, possible reversibility of left ventricular dysfunction, optimal design of medical therapy, and, when indicated, eligibility for cardiac transplantation. The center offers all levels of subsequent follow-up care in collaboration with referring primary physicians according to their preference.
Referrals are encouraged for the following services:
Specific procedures available through this program include the following:
Initial evaluations should be performed on an outpatient basis if possible, but arrangements can be made for inter-hospital transfers of severely ill patients who may benefit from the services available.
UCLA Cardiovascular Center
100 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 630 East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-8816
Fax: (310) 206-9111