I have recently been diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy which came as a shock since my brother died with the same condition six years ago aged 62. I am 70 and had not had any symptoms. Ironically shortly after receiving my diagnosis I began to feel some discomfort in my chest. I have just had an echocardiogram and am awaiting results. I found the BHF booklet "On living with cardiomyopathy" very helpful but I am still unsure how much physical exercise I will be able to do. I am seeing my GP on Monday evening and hope she will be able to help. I think it will be helpful to be in touch with people who have the same condition.