Cardiomyopathy is a group of diseases that affect the heart muscle. Early on there may be few or no symptoms. Some people may have shortness of breath, feel tired, or have swelling of the legs due to heart failure. An irregular heart beat may occur as well as fainting. Those affected are at an increased risk of sudden cardiac death.
Andersen-Tawil syndrome is an autosomal dominant multisystem channelopathy characterized by periodic paralysis, ventricular arrhythmias, and distinctive dysmorphic facial or skeletal features. Hypoplastic kidney and valvular heart disease have also been reported. The disorder shows marked intrafamilial variability and incomplete penetrance.Test Details
Barth syndrome (BTHS) is an X-linked disease conventionally characterized by dilated cardiomyopathy (CMD) with endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE), a predominantly proximal skeletal myopathy, growth retardation, neutropenia, and organic aciduria, particularly excess of 3-methylglutaconic acid. Features of the disease that are less well known include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, isolated left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC), ventricular arrhythmia, motor delay, poor appetite, fatigue and exercise intolerance, hypoglycemia, lactic acidosis, hyperammonemia, and dramatic late catch-up growth after growth delay throughout childhood.Test Details
Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle, usually starting in your heart's main pumping chamber (left ventricle). The ventricle stretches and thins (dilates) and can't pump blood as well as a healthy heart can.Test Details
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy is a term for a group of diseases that cause weakness and wasting of the muscles in the arms and legs. The muscles most affected are those closest to the body (proximal muscles), specifically the muscles of the shoulders, upper arms, pelvic area, and thighs.Test Details
Noonan syndrome (NS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by short stature, facial dysmorphism, and a wide spectrum of congenital heart defects. The distinctive facial features consist of a broad forehead, hypertelorism, downslanting palpebral fissures, a high-arched palate, and low-set, posteriorly rotated ears. Cardiac involvement is present in up to 90% of patients. Pulmonic stenosis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are the most common forms of cardiac disease, but a variety of other lesions are also observed. Additional relatively frequent features include multiple skeletal defects (chest and spine deformities), webbed neck, mental retardation, cryptorchidism, and bleeding diathesis.Test Details
Transthyretin amyloidosis is a slowly progressive condition characterized by the buildup of abnormal deposits of a protein called amyloid (amyloidosis) in the body's organs and tissues. There are three major forms of transthyretin amyloidosis, which are distinguished by their symptoms and the body systems they affect.Test Details