Genetics of Cardiomyopathy

While the exact cause of DCM is not always clear, it is now estimated that up to 50% of cardiomyopathy cases are due to genetic causes

Approximately 40 gene mutations are now known to cause DCM. Identifying the specific gene involved in causing a person’s DCM can be crucial for understanding the condition’s progression, prognosis, and potential treatment options.

In 2023, the DCM Foundation along with all major cardiomyopathy patient groups, and eight biopharma companies, launched the Genetic Cardiomyopathy Awareness Campaign and Consortium (“GCAC”).

Please CLICK HERE to visit the new Genetic Cardiomyopathy website to learn about:
  • The important role of genetics and cardiomyopathy.
  • The need for genetic testing.
  • An easy and inexpensive path to get genetically tested.

Please click here to learn about genetic cardiomyopathy testing and counseling services.

Please visit to learn more about genetic cardiomyopathy.


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