Several Tests Used to Diagnose Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies

Each adds information that helps cardiologists understand what is affecting the heart muscle and impairing its function.


Infiltrative cardiomyopathies are diseases that typically cause the heart muscle to become stiff, dysfunctional and, sometimes, thickened from an accumulation of abnormal material within the muscle itself. This can be fibrosis (scar tissue), inflammatory tissue, a mineral such as iron or an abnormal protein such as amyloid.

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