An introduction to cardiomyopathy

Watch our video, 'An introduction to cardiomyopathy'

  • Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that affects around 160,000 people in the UK.
  • Cardiomyopathy is often genetic (runs in families) and symptoms include tiredness, breathlessness and palpitations.
  • Although a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy can be life-changing, with the right treatment and support most people can live full and active lives.

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A basic introduction to the heart and circulatory system

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