Latest news

My condition doesn't define me

10th April 2019

Steffi Moore, 22, a member of the Cardiomyopathy UK young person’s CYP&YA Panel shares her story in the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. Read the full article here. 

Call for new support groups

9th April 2019

The Cardiomyopathy UK local support group often provides people affected by cardiomyopathy and myocarditis their first opportunity to meet with other people similarly affected. We are currently looking to set up new support groups across the country. Read on for more information.

Pregabalin and Gabapentin – Reclassification of Class C Controlled Drugs

20th March 2019

From 1st April 2019, the drugs pregabalin and gabapentin will be reclassified as class C controlled drugs in the UK. It is important to be aware of how these changes will affect prescribing and dispensing processes. Read more here.

Brain clue to Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

5th March 2019

Swiss researchers reveal a potential link between Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and raised levels of stress hormones, such as adrenaline. Read more here.

Faulty 'brake' interferes with heart muscle's ability to contract and relax

4th March 2019

A new study has pinpointed a faulty molecular brake present in the most common form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and has identified a candidate compound that restores heart muscle function in human and mouse cells. Read more about the study here.

A good night's sleep

11th February 2019

Getting sufficient sleep is important to our overall health and equally important is getting a good quality as well as the quantity of sleep. Our support nurse Jayne Partridge has shared some ideas on how to get a better night's sleep. 

'Reaching more people than ever before'

5th February 2019

Cardiomyopathy UK's Chief Executive Joel Rose discusses plans for 2019, including our special 30th Anniversary edition of My Life. Read on to find out more. 

Why there's a buzz around Heart Hive research project

28th January 2019

2019 is set to be an exciting year for cardiomyopathy and myocarditis patients keen to get involved in cutting-edge research. Read about the ground-breaking Heart Hive project here. 

Straight to the heart of the matter

28th January 2019

Dr Rameen Shakur, based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US, received a £95,000 fellowship award from the Alexander Jansons Fund for his research into the causes and treatment of myocarditis. Read his interview here.

Protecting yourself against the cold weather

8th January 2019

It is important for anyone with a heart condition to stay warm during the winter. As we gear up for the colder weather, Support Nurse Jayne Partridge has provided us with some advice on how to protect ourselves.