[Differential diagnosis of idiopathic cardiomyopathy from ischemic cardiomyopathy and hypertensive heart disease using non-invasive methods].

  • Y. Masuda
  • Published 2000 in
    Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical…


Although, the diagnosis of idiopathic cardiomyopathy is determined by cardiac catheterization including myocardial biopsy, non-invasive diagnosis is important. The most useful method is nuclear cardiology to differentiate dilated cardiomyopathy from ischemic cardiomyopathy. Cardiac images in ischemic cardiomyopathy have wider perfusion and metabolic defects… (More)


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