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Was always prone to racing/pounding heart from coffee/cigarettes. V sick 5 months with suspected post-viral pots. Would cardiomyopathy definitely have shown up in echo/ekgs/monitors/ct?

MRI. Cardiac MRI is the best non-invasive study for diagnosis cardiomyopathy. But specific signs and/or symptoms of cm along with the medical history, exam, chest x-ray, labs, ecg, and echocardiogram are most often sufficient. Read more...
Echo shows it. You can't have cardiomyopathy without something showing up on echo - which shows all the types including heart muscle that is weak, stiff or thickened. Read more...
2 D Echo. Will be diagnostic of any cardiomyopathy showing muscle heart structural damage and valvular malfunction. Ekg, holter and chest x-ray may help in diagnosis but can be negative. Read more...