Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hypertensive Heart Failure Evaluation

The evaluation of hypertensive cardiomyopathy begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with hypertensive cardiomyopathy may include:

Testing is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of hypertensive cardiomyopathy.

Tests that may be used to evaluate hypertensive cardiomyopathy include:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hypertensive Heart Failure References
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