What Is Cardiomyopathy?

 I thought it would be helpful to write a very short page describing  my condition

Cardiomyopathy is not well know by any stretch of the imagination. After being diagnosed in 2013, I have often found myself describing to people what the disease is and what it actually means.

As far as I am aware, there are three main types of Cardiomyopathy.

  1. Dilated Cardiomyopathy 
  2. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 
  3. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
i have Dilated Cardiomyopathy 

Dilated Cardiomyopathy is the most common branch of the disease. 

With dilated cardiomyopathy, the heart begins to stretch out of shape, becoming thinner, larger and weaker. 

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is almost the opposite to Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Instead of the walls of the heart becoming thinner, with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy the heart thickens causing a block to blood flow and other complications. 

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy cause the ventricles to become stiff and ridged. 

There are lots of things they can do for Cardiomyopathy. The medication I'm on helps my heart slow down and beat consistently. I also have an ICD device (pacemaker/defibrillator) to pace my heart and save me if I ever have a heart attack. 

Because of this amazing technology and medication I can live a normal life and for that I couldn't be more thankful. 

It is still hard having Cardiomyopathy but in every situation there is always hope.  



  1. Very nice post, impressive. its quite different from other posts. Thanks for sharing.