Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that worsens over time and can be life-threatening. The heart muscle weakens and can no longer pump blood effectively.

General weakness and fatigue

Shortness of breath, particularly during exertion or exercise

Lightheadedness or dizziness

Chest pain

Heart palpitations

Fainting spells

High blood pressure

A bloated abdomen

Coughing when lying down