A progressive disorder that alters the structure or impairs the function of the muscular wall of the lower chambers of the heart. - Merck Manual

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Broken Heart Syndrome: Acute Stress Cardiomyopathy
About this condition in which intense emotional or physical stress can cause rapid and severe heart muscle weakness. Includes information about Johns Hopkins University's case registry for use in researching ASC.
Cardiomyopathy Association
Provides information and support to families affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy.
Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy Research Project
Offers information about the project for patients, families and health professionals. Oregon Health Sciences University.
Fox's Medical Page
A site describing a young woman's struggle with cardiomyopathy. She has a left ventricular assist device, and is waiting for a heart transplant. Site has links to educational sites on heart failure, assist devices, organ donation, and recipes.
Gilead: The Israeli Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association
A detailed outline of what the association is and is trying to accomplish. Also the story of Gilead Har'El.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Answers questions such as what is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, how common is it, how does it develop, symptoms, physical exam, and is there a cure.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association
Membership information is discussed as well as in-depth discussion on this disorder. Some topics are, how common it is, symptoms, diagnosing, cures and research.
Living With Dilated Cardiomyopathy
A personal story about this disorder covering exercise and rest, diet and weight, medicines, self control and mental attitude.
The Merck Manual
A look at dilated (congestive), hypertophic, and restrictive cardiomyopathies, discussing the symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of each.
Montgomery Heart Foundation for Cardiomyopathy
Provides private funding to support genetic research for familial cardiomyopathy and raise awareness of the disease to help promote the advancement of a cure. Includes the story of the Montgomery family.
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Describes this disorder including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosing, tests, treatment and prognosis.
Treatment Cardiomyopathy
Describes the use of enzymes and amino acids to treat the condition, and presents research results and personal experiences.

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