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Cardiomyopathy: clinical review

Cardiomyopathy: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete



November 6, 2013


July 20, 2016

Programme Description

This article by Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan covers the diagnosis and management of cardiomyopathy. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the five types of cardiomyopathy, the importance of genetic counselling and screening, and prognosis.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article GPs should be better able to:
  • Diagnose cardiomyopathy disease in their general practice setting
  • Understand the difficulties in presentation of cardiomyopathy
  • Appreciate the principles of management in patients with cardiomyopathy
  • List the possible complications of cardiomyopathy
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan
    Cardiology specialty registrar in electrophysiology and British Heart Foundation research fellow
    University of Manchester

    Test author
    Dr Raj Thakkar
    Wooburn Green


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required

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