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Cardiomyopathy (cont.)


Patients with cardiomyopathy often need lifetime care to monitor their heart function. Control of symptoms can be key to optimal outcome.

Blood tests may be needed to monitor medications and other markers in the body.

Echocardiograms and ultrasounds can be used to assess heart function including valve anatomy, ejection fraction, and function of the contraction of the atrium and ventricle walls.

As with all long-term illnesses, consistent monitoring is prudent.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/28/2014

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