Which tests are performed in the workup of suspected dilated cardiomyopathy?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE  more...
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Answer

The workup in a patient with suspected cardiomyopathy may include the following:

  • Complete blood count

  • Comprehensive metabolic panel

  • Thyroid function tests

  • Cardiac biomarkers

  • B-type natriuretic peptide assay

  • Chest radiography

  • Echocardiography

  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

  • Electrocardiography (ECG)


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