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Could I have cardiomyopathy? How is it checked for or diagnosed?
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Echo
A complete cardiac evaluation, including family history, symptoms, examination, ekg and echocardiogram will be needed.

In brief: Echo
A complete cardiac evaluation, including family history, symptoms, examination, ekg and echocardiogram will be needed.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Why do you think so?
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of heart muscle which may be weak (dilated cm), thickened (hypertrophic cm) or stiff (restrictive cm).
There may be no symptoms. Fatigue is a common early symptom but occurs in too many diseases to suggest cm. Congestive symptoms like breathlessness at night or lying down and fluid retention are more specific. Echocardiography is the diagnostic test of choice.

In brief: Why do you think so?
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of heart muscle which may be weak (dilated cm), thickened (hypertrophic cm) or stiff (restrictive cm).
There may be no symptoms. Fatigue is a common early symptom but occurs in too many diseases to suggest cm. Congestive symptoms like breathlessness at night or lying down and fluid retention are more specific. Echocardiography is the diagnostic test of choice.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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