A 37-year-old female asked:
Do people with cardiomyopathy usually have a murmur?
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Pediatric Cardiology 28 years experience
Not necessarily : Depends on the type and severity of the cardiomyopathy. If its dilated cardiomyopathy (big heart and poor function) there will be a murmur if there's associated mitral valve leakage. With hypertrophic cm (thick heart muscle with good function) there may not be a murmur, could be intermittent depending on position/posture, or fixed. There could also be other abnormal sounds such as a gallop.
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Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Check with your doc: Yes and no
you may need echo
check with your doc.
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Last updated Jun 11, 2013
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