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 Cardiomyopathy UK National conference

2016 Cardiomyopathy UK National conference

Join us on 12 November 2016 for our biggest ever cardiomyopathy conference. 

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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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Our 2016 Christmas Collection is now here!

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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

#teamcardio wall of fame

#teamcardio wall of fame

See what some of our fabulous supporters have been up to on our #teamcardio wall of fame

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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Cardiomyopathy UK National conference

Join us for our first ever cardiomyopathy national conference - 'Knowing more, living better'.

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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

Sarah and Marty pass over £20,000 raised for Cardiomyopathy UK

27th October 2016

Long-term Cardiomyopathy UK supporter Sarah Bishop has featured in her local media after surpassing an incredible £20,000 in total funds raised for us.

Genetic testing can leave families uncertain

19th October 2016

Answers not as clear as we would like, say researchers.

Painkillers that can increase risk of heart failure

14th October 2016

Safety group names many NSAIDS.

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