There are various types of cardiomyopathy such as:
Some of these cardiomyopathic conditions are inherently familial (genetically transmitted). What this means is that certain members of the same family may acquire these forms of cardiomyopathies without experiencing any symptoms.
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.
Common symptoms include:
If there is a suspicion of a cardiomyopathy, the following tests will be performed:
These tests will help the doctor to determine:
and be used for family screening.
In selected patients who are at risk or already suffer from electrical storms, an implantable pacemaker may be considered.
Cardiac Electrophysiology Study (EPS) and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Permanent Cardiac Pacemaker Insertion
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
EPS (Electrophysiological Study) and Radiofrequency Ablation
Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices