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Inherited cardiomyopathies are conditions where abnormal genes lead to weakened heart function. These conditions run in families and require the help of a multidisciplinary team, including a genetic counselor, to be treated effectively.
Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the muscle of the heart, which results in an enlarged heart with thin walls and a large pumping chamber. Dilated cardiomyopathy has many potential causes, including heart attacks, heart valve disease, high blood pressure, infections, and drugs toxic to the heart.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.