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.

2016 National Clinical Conference

2016 National Clinical Conference

Our cardiomyopathy 2016 National Clinical Conference takes place on the 27 May. Book your place today

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!

London Marathon

London Marathon

Have you been inspired by the London Marathon? Would you like to take part in the most famous run in the world? Run for #teamcardio and help us save lives

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

Doctors may have identified a gene that causes left ventricular noncompaction

23rd May 2016

Researchers find ten per cent of their young patients affected by mutations on the gene.

MRI is best at investigating chest pain

19th May 2016

say team of British researchers.

Virtual heart helps identify patients at risk of dangerous heart rhythms

17th May 2016

and in need of an internal defibrillator, say researchers.

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