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INTRODUCTION

Cardiomyopathies are primary diseases of heart muscle. Table 115-1 summarizes distinguishing presenting features of the three major types of cardiomyopathy. Table 115-2 details the comprehensive initial evaluation of suspected cardiomyopathies.

TABLE 115-1PRESENTATION WITH SYMPTOMATIC CARDIOMYOPATHY
TABLE 115-2INITIAL EVALUATION OF CARDIOMYOPATHY

DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY (CMP)

Symmetrically dilated ...

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