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Cardiomyopathy is a general term for heart disease. The three main types of cardiomyopathy are:
Are you concerned about your heart health? Cardiologists and specialists at Dignity Health Southern California offer our expertise and personal care for cardiovascular conditions, including cardiomyopathy, at one of our convenient locations in Long Beach, Northridge, Downtown LA, Glendale, and San Bernardino. Find a Doctor today.
In the early stages of cardiomyopathy, people may not notice any symptoms. As the disease progresses, most people start to experience some symptoms of heart failure, such as:
Seek immediate medical attention or dial 911 if you experience severe difficulty breathing, fainting, or chest pain.
The cause of cardiomyopathy varies by the type:
Your doctor at Dignity Health Southern California will determine whether your cardiomyopathy is a component of a larger (systemic) medical problem or if it is restricted to your heart alone. Your risk factors, medical and health history, physical exam, and diagnostic tests will help us diagnose cardiomyopathy. These tests may include:
Some people without symptoms may not need treatment. When it’s necessary, your treatment will depend on the type and severity of cardiomyopathy. You doctor will discuss your treatment plan with you, which may involve lifestyle changes, medications, medical procedures, or surgery.
Your treatment goals include:
Make an appointment at Dignity Health Southern California to learn about your heart health today.
Dignity Health is dedicated to providing complete care for cardiomyopathy in Southern California.