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How is restrictive cardiomyopathy diagnosed?

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Your doctor will figure out if you have restrictive cardiomyopathy based on:

A biopsy of the heart muscle (your doctor may call this a myocardial biopsy) is sometimes done to figure out the cause. A tissue sample is taken from your heart and looked at under a microscope.

  • Your symptoms
  • Your family's history of heart disease
  • A physical exam
  • Blood tests
  • An electrocardiogram
  • A chest X-ray
  • An echocardiogram
  • An exercise stress test
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • A CT scan
  • An MRI

SOURCE: 

Cardiomyopathy Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCE: 

Cardiomyopathy Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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