In 1972 the observations of the first patients began in Florence, which will then be followed up over time. The data collected in Florence, also together with other Italian and foreign centers, made it possible to recognize the various problems and try new therapies. This project leads first to the recognition of the Regional Reference Center for Cardiomyopathies, directed since 2002 by Prof. Franco Cecchi and then to the current one Cardiomyopathies Unit of the Careggi AOUC, directed by Prof Iacopo Olivotto. This path led to the foundation of AICARM.
We have reported, below, the stories of some patients they told themselves. They are patients assisted and followed in all these years in the structures of Florence and in other Italian structures. These true stories can help understand the moods, emotions and even fears of those who live their lives with cardiomyopathy, and also how this condition inevitably affects the lives of their families.