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What is Cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy refers to diseases of the heart muscle. Learn more about the many causes, signs and symptoms, and treatments.

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Understand Your Risk for Cardiomyopathy

People of all ages and races can have cardiomyopathy. However, certain types of the disease are more common in certain groups.

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Symptoms & Diagnosis of Cardiomyopathy

Some people who have cardiomyopathy never have signs or symptoms. Others don't have signs or symptoms in the early stages of the disease.

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Prevention & Treatment of Cardiomyopathy

People who have cardiomyopathy but no signs or symptoms may not need treatment. For others who do show signs and symptoms, treatment is needed.

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Cardiomyopathy in Children

Cardiomyopathy is relatively rare in children, but armed with information, you and your child will be less fearful of this diagnosis as you move forward with your child’s physician toward a treatment plan

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