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Friday 18 April 2014

What is cardiomyopathy?

* Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle.

* It affects people of all ages and can be inherited or acquired

* It is not curable but can usually be treated successfully with medication and/or an internal device.

* There are four main types of cardiomyopathy.

* Hypertrophic which is mostly inherited, affects 1 in 500 people. There are no official figures for the other forms of the condition.

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