Cardiomyopathy

Last updated: Thursday, 18, November, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests
Clinical assessment, diagnostic imaging; endomyocardial biopsy if appropriate.

Congestive

Ischaemic heart disease

Myocarditis

Thiamin deficiency, especially

Post-partum

HIV infection

Genetic, especially

Haemochromatosis

Myopathy, including

See hereditary disorders, under Myopathy.
  • Infantile Pompe disease
See under Glycogen storage diseasesLysosomal storage diseases.
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 
Approximately 50% are familial - molecular genetics, if available.

Toxic, especially

  • Organic solvents
  • Drugs
    • Adriamycin
    • Daunorubicin
  • Cardiac irradiation

Phaeochromocytoma

Idiopathic

Restrictive

Amyloidosis

  • Hypereosinophilic syndrome
FBC (marked eosinophilia).

Endomyocardial fibrosis

  • Carcinoid syndrome

Idiopathic