In-depth

Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is a heart muscle disease. Treatment options depend on what type of cardiomyopathy you have.

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Enlarged heart

Enlarged heart is often a sign of a serious heart condition. Find out causes and treatments for enlarged heart.

Heart arrhythmias

Heart disease

Heart disease, usually thought of as blockages in the arteries that can cause a heart attack, can describe any medical condition affecting your heart.

Heart failure

Heart failure means your heart can't efficiently pump blood throughout your body. Medications, and sometimes devices or surgery, can help you manage this condition.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic disorder in which heart muscle becomes abnormally thick. It's the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in young people.

Long QT syndrome

Long QT syndrome is an electrical disturbance that can cause sudden, rapid heart rates. It can be genetic or a side effect of medication.

Sudden cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest is a medical emergency. Rapid treatment improves your chances of survival.

Sudden death in young people

Sudden death in young people is rare, but those at risk can take precautions. Find out more about the risk factors, causes and treatments.

Sudden death in young people

Sudden death in young people is rare, but those at risk can take precautions. Find out more about the risk factors, causes and treatments.

Tachycardia

Tachycardia, a rapid heart rate, is caused by an abnormality in your heart's electrical impulses. Tachycardia can cause serious complications, including sudden cardiac arrest.

Ventricular fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation is a life-threatening heart rhythm disturbance that requires immediate treatment. Find out more.

Jun. 04, 2013