Of course, it’s really important to treat heart disease in a timely fashion. Cardiomyopathy related to ischemic heart disease only happens if damage happens to the heart. And as we’ve already said over and over again, time is muscle. So the quicker you get attention for a heart attack, the less likely you’ll develop cardiomyopathy related to a heart attack. So if you get chest pain, shortness of breath, suddenly, that’s not going away, it’s best to call 911. If you have a cardiomyopathy that is genetically transmitted, it’s really important to get your family members tested.