Understand Your Risk for Cardiomyopathy

Updated:Apr 8,2016

Family Portrait on Couch All ages and races can have cardiomyopathy, but certain types of the disease are more common in certain groups.

Dilated cardiomyopathy is more common in African-Americans than in whites. It is also more prevalent in men than in women. Teens and young adults are more likely than older people to have arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, although it's rare in both groups.

Major Risk Factors
Certain diseases, conditions or factors can raise your risk for cardiomyopathy. Among the major risk factors are:

This content was last reviewed March 2016.

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Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Cardiomyopathy in Adults

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