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New Study Exposes Danger of Stopping Drug Treatment for Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

16th November 2018

New study finds that for those participants who withdrew treatment for DCM, 40% experienced a re-emergence of symptoms, after just eight weeks of withdrawal. Read on to find out more. 

Men with dilated cardiomyopathy are more likely to die than women

14th June 2018

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that men are 64 percent more likely to die from dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) than women.

Researcher looking for newly diagnosed experiences of cardiomyopathy

18th January 2018

PHD Researcher Jennifer Rees is looking for newly diagnosed experiences of cardiomyopathy and wants to hear from you!

New screening research published

18th November 2017

New research shows that screening young athletes for cardiac conditions will not predict if they are at risk of cardiac arrest.

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy can cause as much damage as a heart attack

13th November 2017

It is thought that at least 3,000 adults in the UK a year suffer from ‘broken heart syndrome’ – or takotsubo – but the true number may be even higher.

Cardiac resynchronisation and defibrillators

8th September 2017

New research shows the benefits of ICDs for people treated with cardiac resynchronisation.

Heart conditions are being misdiagnosed as stress

13th July 2017

New research shows high rate of misdiagnosis in inherited heart conditions.

New study reveals Broken Heart Syndrome could have damaging effects on the heart

23rd June 2017

A new study reveals that the "broken heart syndrome" or also referred to as takotsubo syndrome may have longer-lasting damaging effects on the heart. Until now, it was thought the heart fully recovered from the syndrome, but new research suggests the muscle actually suffers long-term damage.

Exercise restrictions can cause lasting psychological problems

31st October 2016

for sports-loving people with cardiomyopathy.

Painkillers that can increase risk of heart failure

14th October 2016

Safety group names many NSAIDS.