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Can an echo and ECG diagnose restrictive cardiomyopathy?

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Published At July 22, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 26, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Can an echocardiogram and ECG diagnose restrictive cardiomyopathy because I have had like three of them but I am still confused? All I have is just some premature ventricular contractions.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Yes, usually echo is sufficient to diagnose restrictive cardiomyopathy if findings are clear cut and the observer is sufficiently confident in the findings. So, your echo report must have mentioned all those findings. ECG is nonspecific, it may just point towards it but will not give a definitive diagnosis. However, an ECG may be helpful in confirming premature contractions which you are suspecting or sometimes may need Holter.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiology

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