Diagnosis of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Diagnostic Test list for Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy:
The list of medical tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Tests and diagnosis discussion for Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy:
By listening through a stethoscope, a physician may hear the abnormal heart
sounds characteristic of hypertrophic
cardiomyopathy The electrocardiogram
(EKG, or ECG) may help diagnose the condition by detecting changes in the
electrical activity of the heart as it beats.
is one of the best tools for diagnosing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It uses
sound waves to detect the extent of muscle-wall thickening and to assess the
status of the heart's functioning.
Physicians also may request radionuclide studies to gather added information
about the disease's effect on how the heart is pumping blood.
Other tests that also may provide useful information are the chest x ray, cardiac
catheterization , and a heart muscle biopsy. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI)
Diagnosis of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
are relevant to diagnosis and misdiagnosis issues for Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: