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Dilated cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy reduces the heart’s pumping function – in severe cases resulting in heart failure and death. Although the cause often isn’t known, up to one-third of dilated cardiomyopathy is inherited.

Dilated cardiomyopathy reduces the heart’s pumping function – in severe cases resulting in heart failure and death. Although the cause often isn’t known, up to one-third of dilated cardiomyopathy is inherited.

We are investigating whether genomic sequencing can provide a more exact diagnosis from a single test for dilated cardiomyopathy patients, and whether it can better identify other at-risk family members who may benefit from early intervention.

Improved detection of inherited cardiac conditions should prevent death and disability.

Click here for information on Melbourne Genomics' dilated cardiomyopathy project.