How is restrictive cardiomyopathy diagnosed?
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
From: Heart Disease and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy WebMD Medical Reference
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