Cardiomyopathy

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What is cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscle or a change in heart muscle structure. It is often associated with inadequate heart pumping or other heart function problems. Treatment and management is determined by the type and cause of cardiomyopathy.

Common symptoms reported by people with cardiomyopathy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for cardiomyopathy

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Compare treatments taken by people with cardiomyopathy

Let’s build this page together! When you share what it’s like to have cardiomyopathy through your profile, those stories and data appear here too.

Got a question about living with cardiomyopathy? Members in the forum might have the answers.

Who has cardiomyopathy on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 158 say cardiomyopathy is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 12
30s 54
40s 107
50s 148
60s 143
70+ 90
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 24
30-39 years 45
40-49 years 50
50-59 years 24
60-69 years 6
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 229
Female 322

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 234
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from cardiomyopathy patients who have completed their condition history
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