Dilated cardiomyopathy

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Background

Evaluation

  • CHF symptoms
  • CXR
    • Cardiomegaly, pulmonary venous htn
  • ECG
    • LV hypertrophy, poor R wave progression
  • Ultrasound
    • Bedside (for gross function)
    • TTE/TEE for EF

Differential Diagnosis

Cardiomyopathy

Management

  • Treat the underlying diseae
  • Similar to CHF exacerbation
  • Ensure exacerbation not due to ischemia

See Also

References