Summaries for thematic area 2: Cardiomyopathies
This thematic area covers the inherited arrhythmia syndromes in which the heart is structurally abnormal. The heart muscle can be too thick or too thin or functions abnormal due to discrete structural abnormalities. These diseases are caused by variants in genes encoding for proteins that play a role in many different processes in cardiac cells. Diseases included are Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Dilated cardiomyopathy, Restrictive cardiomyopathy, and Unclassified cardiomyopathy.