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

Belfast information day

Belfast information day

Find out more about cardiomyopathy, the latest treatments and research at our Cardiomyopathy UK information day in Belfast on 14 May

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

We need your support

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

More families with cardiomyopathy to benefit from special IVF treatment?

2nd May 2016

HFEA considers another new licence to help families with cardiomyopathy 

Cardiomyopathy information day in Belfast

26th April 2016

Special day being held on Saturday, 14 May.

Heart checks on young athletes don't save lives

25th April 2016

says new study published in the British Medical Journal.

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