Cardiomyopathy | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the likely cause of my cardiomyopathy?
  • If another condition is causing my cardiomyopathy, will treating that condition cure me of my symptoms?
  • What is the best treatment for me? Medicine? Surgery?
  • Do I need to make any lifestyle changes?
  • Am I at risk of heart failure?
  • Will I need a heart transplant?


Cardiomyopathy: An Overview by Randy Wexler, MD, MPH; Terry Elton, PhD; Adam Pleister, MD; and David Feldman, MD, PhD (American Family Physician May 01, 2009,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 10/09