Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy -- Child
(Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic—Child; HCM—Child; Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis—Child; Asymmetric Septal Hypertrophy—Child; ASH—Child; HOCM—Child; Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy—Child)
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- Stress test —tests how the body responds to exercise, which can help in detecting heart and lung problems
- Echocardiography —uses sound waves (ultrasound) to examine the size, shape, and motion of the heart
- Transesophageal echocardiogram —images of the heart are taken using sound waves with a sound wave transducer being put down the throat
- Heart monitor—a portable electrocardiogram (ECG) records continuous heart activity, usually over a 24-72 hour period, to determine regularity of the heartbeat
- Heart catheter —a catheter is inserted into an artery in the groin area and threaded to the heart chambers (An x-ray machine shows real-time images of the body as a dye is injected through the catheter. This allows angiograms (photos) to be taken of the blood vessels and the heart.)
- Chest x-ray —uses radiation to take a picture of structures inside the body
- Blood tests
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD)
American Heart Association http://www.americanheart.org/
Cardiomyopathy Association http://www.cardiomyopathy.org/
Canadian Cardiovascular Society http://www.ccs.ca/
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca/splash/
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- Reviewer: Kari Kassir, MD
- Review Date: 06/2012 -
- Update Date: 06/06/2012 -
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