Heart Failure Program

The Heart Failure Program at Cedars-Sinai's Heart Institute is one of the most comprehensive and renowned programs in the nation. Led by Michele Hamilton, MD, and Jon Kobashigawa, MD, the program offers a team approach and holistic treatment for patients coping with advanced heart failure and cardiomyopathy.

Heart failure happens when the heart muscle fails to pump as much blood as the body needs. Cardiomyopathy is a condition characterized by the wall of the heart muscle becoming thick, enlarged or stiff. We take care of patients with all types of cardiomyopathy, including hypertrophic, familial, peripartum, amyloidosis and chemotherapy-related. Our expert team leads the way in treating the most rare and complex cases.

Qualified patients can engage in revolutionary clinical trials for stem cell therapy and surgically implanted mechanical devices that can save and extend lives.

Coping with advanced disease can be a challenge medically, financially and emotionally. The Heart Failure Program offers support in all of these areas, ensuring our patients are as healthy — and happy — as possible.

Patient Story

Larry Lewis

Larry Lewis

A retired educator and Marine tapped deep reserves of strength to survive heart failure. Now he has a new heart and teaches his brand of resilience to the next generation.

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Featured Technology

Heart Failure Monitor Guides Care

Robert Defoor is the first patient at Cedars-Sinai to receive CardioMEMS HF System for comprehensive heart failure care.

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