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Steven M. Strauss and Lise N. Wilson Center for Cardiomyopathy

Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death worldwide. One of these illnesses, cardiomyopathy, is a disease of the heart muscle that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body. Causes include inherited disease, infection and heart attacks. Discovered in the 1950s, it affects an estimated 1 in 500 people in the United States and often goes undiagnosed. Further, it affects people of all ages, genders and races. Ultimately, it can lead to heart failure and is a common cause of death, including sudden death.

Cardiomyopathy is also the leading cause of hospitalization at the Cardiovascular Institute at UC San Diego Health, which includes Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. This is why we seek to raise essential funding for the Steven M. Strauss and Lise N. Wilson Center for Cardiomyopathy, an innovative research collaborative dedicated to the treatment of this devastating illness. Currently, there is no cure. But we believe there can be — you can help. Donate now or learn more about the Steven M. Strauss and Lise N. Wilson Center for Cardiomyopathy

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