Cardiomyopathy

Causes

Appropriate Tests

 

Clinical assessment, diagnostic imaging. Endomyocardial biopsy if appropriate.

Congestive

 

Ischaemic heart disease

 

Myocarditis

 

Thiamin deficiency, especially

  • Alcoholism

 

Post-partum

 

HIV infection

 

Genetic, especially

 

Hereditary haemochromatosis

Additional information about genetic tests may be available in Catalogue of Genetic Tests and Laboratories.

Myopathy, including

See hereditary disorders, under Myopathy.

  • Infantile Pompe disease

See under Glycogen storage diseases, Lysosomal storage diseases.

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Approximately 50% are familial - molecular genetics.

Additional information about genetic tests may be available in Catalogue of Genetic Tests and Laboratories.

Toxic, especially

 

  • Organic solvents

 

  • Drugs
    • Adriamycin
    • Daunorubicin

 

  • Cardiac irradiation

 

Phaeochromocytoma

 

Idiopathic

 

Restrictive

 

Amyloidosis

 

  • Hypereosinophilic syndrome

Full blood count, (marked eosinophilia).

Endomyocardial fibrosis

 

  • Carcinoid syndrome

 

Idiopathic