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INTRODUCTION

Cardiomyopathies are primary diseases of heart muscle. Table 117-1 summarizes distinguishing presenting features of the three major types of cardiomyopathy (CMP). Table 117-2 details the comprehensive initial evaluation of suspected cardiomyopathies.

TABLE 117-1Presentation with Symptomatic Cardiomyopathy
TABLE 117-2Initial Evaluation of Cardiomyopathy

DILATED CMP

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