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You have been given a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy, and now? Cardiomyopathies are still little known diseases and each case is different from the other. Today there are effective therapies that have been shown to improve symptoms, prevent or resolve complications, and increase survival and quality of life of the majority of patients with cardiomyopathy.This is why it is important to get information from those who know them well. AICARM is an association of doctors, nurses, patients and benefactors founded upon extensive experience in research and assistance acquired in Florence in this field. On our association website you will find information, documents on studies and research in progress, you can read and listen to the stories and experiences of other patients. If you think you need help, please contact us.

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Answers to frequently asked questions about symptoms, tests, complications and much more.

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What lifestyles, nutrition and physical activity are recommended or recommended in case of cardiomyopathy.

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In 1972 the project that will lead to the Cardiomyopathies Unit of the Careggi AOUC begins in Florence. Read the experience of Florence that also gave birth to AICARM and the stories told by some patients assisted.

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If you need clarification or need help, please contact us. We will be happy to offer our contribution.

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The latest news and discoveries for the therapy of Cardiomyopathies.

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Cardiomyopathy help

Hearts Listening is the new Aicarm Onlus telephone service carried out by our expert and trained volunteers who, through listening, discussion and sharing of experiences, will provide you with personalized support to best deal with your cardiomyopathy experience or that of a family member.

You can speak to an operator by calling 055 06 20 128 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 15pm to 18pm. On other days you can leave a message on the answering machine or send a request using the appropriate form: inquiry form.


2012, 2022

Chaos renewal of licenses: AICARM asks ISS for clarifications

AICARM does not let go of the issue and renewal of driving licenses for pacemaker and defibrillator wearers. AICARM wrote to the Istituto Superiore di Sanità to ask for clarification on the presence of guidelines in the National Guidelines System, obtaining a negative response.

1512, 2022

Rules and recommendations for proper nutrition (after the holidays…)

A proper diet allows you to contain the symptoms often complained of by patients with cardiomyopathy and lead a peaceful life. The scientific world has long agreed on the great potential of proper nutrition and its beneficial influence on health, but what are the rules to follow for a patient suffering from cardiomyopathy? These guidelines are taken from the latest version published in America.

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