Background: Cardiomyopathies represent a heterogeneous group of diseases that often lead to progressive heart failure
with significant morbidity and mortality. The improved recognition or of other factor, the incidence and prevalence of
heart failure due to cardiomyopathy appears to be increasing. Aims & Objectives: To study the prevalence, clinical profile
and outcome of patients with cardiomyopathies and to study the echocardiographic profile. Material & methods: It is
retrospective observational study of 65 patients, with age >15 years and admitted in medical ICU and ward of KIMSU,
karad. This study was conducted over period of one year. All eligible subjects underwent relevant investigations including
echocardiogram, Doppler study, electrocardiogram, chest radiogram and coronary angiogram. Proforma included age
gender presenting complaints, past history, history of medications, clinical examination and laboratory investigations.
Trans-thoracic 2-dimensional echocardiogram and Doppler study was done according to the standard protocol. Statistical
analysis: Results were given as mean ± SD. Means are compared by unpaired Students t-test. Chi-square was used as
appropriate. The observations and data were analyzed in the statistical package social sciences (SPSS) trial version 11.
The level of significance was set at P
Key words: Echocardiogram, Dilated cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, Peripartum cardiomyopathy,