What is cardiomyopathy?

What is cardiomyopathy?

Read our introduction to the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy - including causes, who gets it, how it affects the heart, information on the different types, symptoms and treatments.

Manchester information day

Manchester information day

Find out more about cardiomyopathy, the latest treatments and research at our Cardiomyopathy UK information day in Manchester on 11 June

Find a support group

Find a support group

Find out more about cardiomyopathy and meet others with the condition at one of our support groups

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We need your support

We could not exist without the incredible work our volunteers and fundraisers do - find out how you can get involved!

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Providing support, promoting research.

Our vision is for everyone affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy to lead long and fulfilling lives. We provide information and support to families and we help train doctors and nurses.

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Patient and family information days

Learn about the different types of cardiomyopathy, latest treatments and developments in research.

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For medical professionals

As well as providing information and support to patients, Cardiomyopathy UK helps medical staff with a variety of services. 

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Latest News

Flu jab appears to help people with heart failure, says new research

26th May 2016

They are less likely to be admitted to hospital shows study of 60,000 patients.

2016 Cardiomyopathy UK national conference

25th May 2016

We're delighted to announce details of our first ever cardiomyopathy national conference; taking place on 12 November 2016 at the Royal National Hotel in London.

Parliamentary inquiry on heart failure – your chance to have a say

24th May 2016

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Heart Disease is currently holding an Inquiry into living with heart failure.

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