A cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. Most cardiomyopathies take place when your heart muscle becomes enlarged, thick or rigid. This weakens the muscle over time, which can lead to arrhythmias or heart failure. Symptoms can be nonexistent or sudden and severe. Treatments range from complex surgery to simple lifestyle changes.

UVA Health System Cardiologist, Dr. Robert Battle, discusses the importance and the process of cardiovascular genetic testing. These conditions can be treated. The comprehensive cardiovascular genetics program provides a team of physicians and a genetic counselor that will be there to answer all of you and your family’s questions.

Overview of the UVA Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic

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