This research study follows patients throughout their normal clinical care. This study looks at genes (DNA) and how they affect health and disease. This study is an investigator initiated trial.
This study is open to patients cared for by the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Cardiology services. This study may lead to discoveries about heart and lung diseases. Through the Cardiomyopathy Treatment Program, this biobank collects blood and tissue samples. The blood samples are collected when you are getting labs drawn in the clinic. The blood samples are collected if there is a procedure already scheduled. All samples are stored for future research. This is a long term study collecting one blood sample each year. Information from the electronic medical records is also collected at the same time.