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CMA services for medical staff

As well as providing information and support to patients, the CMA offers a variety of services to medical staff.

Clinical review of cardiomyopathy by Professor William McKenna, professor of cardiology, Heart Hospital, London and the CMA's president outlines the different types of the condition, diagnosis and management.

The medical presentations section contains information for medical personnel including presentations from the CMA National Medical Conferences, years 2006, 2007 and 2008. Suitably qualified medical personnel are invited to fill in the form below to be granted access to the section.

Medical conferences

Our annnual programme comprises:

To register your interest, email Robert Hall

Free patient literature

The CMA provides hospitals with:

See our literature order form.  Download it here and return to the CMA office, or email order here 

Free medical information

The charity provides medical staff with a free medical CD-Rom on dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Order as above.

Assistance from our cardiomyopathy support nurses

The charity has cardiomyopathy support nurses who, as well as giving advice to patients, are able to help advise medical staff.  Rachel Walker, Tina Bennett and Gill Rogers are also available to give talks to medical professionals.  Email  them or call on 01494 791224.  

Our affected volunteers can support your patients 

Medical staff can also access our network of affected volunteers who provide support to others over the telephone or by email.  We have volunteers with each of the three main types of cardiomyopathy.  They vary in age from 21 to over 60.  Many have biventricular pacemakers and internal defibrillators (ICDs).  Others have had treatments including a myectomy, septal ablation and heart transplant.  Also on the network are women who have had peripartum cardiomyopathy - including one who has made a complete recovery and another who has had a transplant. All have undergone brief training with the charity. For more details, email Sarah Dennis or call her on 01494 791224.

Our support groups

The CMA has around 20 support groups around the UK. For more details of our support groups, see here or email Sarah Dennis or call her on 01494 791224

Medical articles

Drawing a family pedigree

If you have any queries about cardiomyopathy or the work of the charity, do email us



The Cardiomyopathy Association's Registered Charity Number is 803262.
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