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Hemochromatosis-heart-disease

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with cardiomyopathy for evidence of hemochromatosis.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Hematology

Objective:

laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

I43.1, E83.1

Description:

A patient with hemochromatosis may develop a cardiomyopathy that is caused by an accumulation of iron (siderosis) within cardiac myocytes.

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