Which physical findings suggest dilated cardiomyopathy?

Updated: Mar 02, 2021
  • Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD, FACC; Chief Editor: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE  more...
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Other pertinent findings include the following (the level of cardiac compensation or decompensation determines which signs are present):

  • Signs of hypoxia (eg, cyanosis, clubbing)

  • Jugular venous distension (JVD)

  • Pulmonary edema (crackles and/or wheezes)

  • S3 gallop

  • Enlarged liver

  • Ascites or peripheral edema

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