Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month urges families to #KnowYourHeart to learn the signs, symptoms and risk factors of cardiomyopathy, which will help identify at-risk children and get them the appropriate medical attention to prevent sudden cardiac death. For more information on Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month, visit www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org

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Here are some facts:                                                               

  • The equivalent of a classroom of 25 children are diagnosed with cardiomyopathy every week in the U.S.
  • It’s the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in the young
  • The mortality rate exceeds that of all childhood cancers combined
  • Out-of-pocket treatment expenses add up to $62,000 per year
  • 47 research studies on childhood cancer; 1 on qu cardiomyopathy
  • 40% of all children diagnosed will either receive a heart transplant or die

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