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Cardiomyopathy and myocarditis investigations protocol

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Cardiovascular Diseases



  • First line investigations for clinically suspected myocarditis (discuss with on-call Cardiologist)
  • First line investigations for dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (select tests in discussion with on-call Cardiologist)
  • 2nd Line investigations for clinically suspected myocarditis and/or dilated cardiomyopathy (to be requested ONLY after discussion with the duty Paediatric ID and Cardiology Consultants)
  • Other consultations (discuss with Cardiology)
  • Optional investigations as directed by Cardiology, Metabolic and Neurology teams
Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 15 January 2020

Next review: 15 January 2023

Author(s): Dr Maria Ilina, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Dr Conor Doherty, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Disease RHC, Dr Celia Jackson, Consultant Virologist, GRI/QEUH, Dr Peter Robinson and Dr Alison Cozens, Consultants in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine RHC