Cardiomyopathy refers to diseases relating to the heart muscle where the heart enlarges, thickens or becomes rigid due to damage or abnormalities of the heart muscle. This results in a condition called heart failure.
Some patients do not experience any symptoms at all whilst others may not exhibit symptoms during the early stages of the disease, developing them as the heart continues to weaken.
The doctor will take a complete medical history and give you a physical examination.
Cardiomyopathies are generally managed with medications. When the complication of heart failure is manifested, usual guideline-based optimal medical therapy is provided to the patients.