Cardiomyopathy and chronic heart failure

Cardiomyopathy is a cardiac muscle condition that makes it difficult for your heart to pump blood throughout your body. As a result, you can feel tired, short of breath, or have heart palpitations. Cardiomyopathy worsens with time. Treatment can help you live a better life by slowing the progression of your disease. Heart failure can result from cardiomyopathy.

Types of Cardiomyopathy

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Symptoms of Cardiomyopathy

In the early stages of cardiomyopathy, there may be no signs or symptoms. However, when the illness progresses, indications and symptoms such as:

  • Bloating of the abdomen caused by an accumulation of fluid
  • Breathlessness with physical exertion or even at rest.
  • Fatigue
  • Heartbeats that are fluttering, hammering, or fast
  • Legs, ankles, and feet are swollen.
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, and fainting
  • Pressure or discomfort in the chest
  • Sleeping in a flat position is difficult.
  • While lying down, cough


Cardiomyopathy is difficult to prevent in many circumstances. If you have a family history of the disease, tell your doctor.

Cardiomyopathy and other types of heart disease can be reduced by living a heart-healthy lifestyle and making lifestyle choices such as:

  • Abstaining from consuming alcohol or cocaine
  • High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes must all be managed.
  • Eating a well-balanced diet.
  • Exercise on a regular basis.
  • Getting enough sleep is essential.
  • Reducing the amount of stress you're under.