Medical professionals

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

Recognising cardiomyopathy

We have a factsheet designed to help you spot cardiomyopathy in patients which includes a checklist to assess risk factors - recognising cardiomyopathy factsheet

Advice and support for you

Cardiomyopathy introductory videos

We have produced two informative videos aimed at medical professionals:-

We can provide you with information on the different types of cardiomyopathy with advice and assistance from our cardiomyopathy support nurses, email supportnurse@cardiomyopathy.org or call 01494 791224, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm


Advice and support for your patients

Medical staff can also use our network of affected volunteers who provide support to others over the telephone or by email.  We have 80 volunteers who have many 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.

All have undergone brief training with the charity. For more details, contact us or call 01494 791224.

Patient support groups

We have around 20 support groups across the UK.

For more details see our support group section

Free patient literature

We can send you:

  • separate booklets on dilated, hypertrophic and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy 
  • a booklet on living with cardiomyopathy
  • a booklet on cardiomyopathy in children and young people for parents
  • a booklet on cardiomyopathy in children designed for children to read
  • copies of our magazine, My Life, featuring news on developments in cardiomyopathy care, latest research, medical articles and patient stories

Order our booklets

Download our booklets


Resources

Presentation videos from our 2016 national cardiomyopathy clinical conference 


Medical conferences

Dates for 2017

The Cardiomyopathy UK national clinical conference will be held on Friday 15 September at the Cavendish Conference Centre, London. Further details to follow.

For more details about our events, email Rona Eade or call on 01494 791 224.


If you have any queries about cardiomyopathy or how Cardiomyopathy UK can help you, please contact us