About Cardiomyopathy Association
The Cardiomyopathy Association (CMA) is an international, non-profit, self-help organization dedicated to providing information and support to individuals affected by cardiomyopathy, their family members, and medical professionals. Cardiomyopathy is a general diagnostic term indicating a primary noninflammatory disease of the heart muscle (myocardium) that is often due to unknown causes. Established in 1989 and consisting of 1,000 members throughout the world, the Cardiomyopathy Association publishes informational brochures on different types of cardiomyopathy. Titles include “Dilated Cardio-myopathy,””Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy,” and “Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy.” The association also offers videotapes on these topics. In addition to disseminating information, the association also provides counseling to affected individuals and their family members and endeavors to open the lines of communication between affected individuals and families through an international networking program.