Heart failure arises from mutations in distinct genes, study finds

Heart failure is a common and devastating disorder for which there is no cure. Many cardiomyopathies -;conditions that make it difficult for the heart to pump blood such as dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) -; can lead to heart failure, but treatments for patients with heart failure do not take these distinct conditions into account.