Differential Diagnosis

FDCM is distinguished from other specific cardiac diseases and systemic processes resulting in secondary ventricular dilatation and dysfunction:[1] eccentric hypertensive cardiomyopathy, ischemic cardiomyopathy, decompensated valvular heart disease, alcoholic cardio-myopathy, and myocarditis. Less common are cardiomyopathies resulting from amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, hemochromatosis and other metabolic disorders, and peripartum cardiomyopathy. Doxorubicin can cause toxic cardiomyopathy.

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