About cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle.

At least one person in 500 of the UK population has a type of cardiomyopathy and it affects people of all ages.

The condition often runs in families and so is called an inherited disease. Although it is not curable, the symptoms can usually be treated so that most people can lead a long and full life. There are several different types of cardiomyopathy:

What is cardiomyopathy?

An introduction to cardiomyopathy.

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About the heart

An introduction to the heart and how it works

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Dilated cardiomyopathy

An introduction to dilated cardiomyopathy.

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

An introduction to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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Arrhythmic cardiomyopathy

An introduction to arrhythmic or arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

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Restrictive cardiomyopathy

An introduction to restrictive cardiomyopathy.

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Left ventricular non-compaction

An introduction to left ventricular non-compaction.

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

An introduction to Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

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Peripartum cardiomyopathy

An introduction to peripartum cardiomyopathy.

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Ejection fraction

Read about ejection fractions and what this means for cardiomyopathy.

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Arrhythmias

An introduction to arrhythmias and cardiomyopathy.

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Heart failure

An introduction to heart failure.

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ID card

Our 'I have cardiomyopathy' ID card

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Haemochromatosis and cardiomyopathy

About cardiomyopathy for people with haemochromatosis.

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Myocarditis and cardiomyopathy

About myocarditis and cardiomyopathy.

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Paediatric myocarditis

Read about paediatric myocarditis.

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Organ donation

Find out about how organ donation helps

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Cardiac remodelling

Read about cardiac remodelling and what this means in cardiomyopathy.

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Brain natriuretic peptide

Read about the protein BNP.

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