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Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Restrictive cardiomyopathy: Introduction

Restrictive cardiomyopathy: Restrictive cardiomyopathy is rare in the United States and most other industrial nations. In this disease, the walls of the ventricles stiffen and ... more about Restrictive cardiomyopathy.

Restrictive cardiomyopathy: A condition which is characterized by restriction to the function of the walls of the heart. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Restrictive cardiomyopathy is available below.

Symptoms of Restrictive cardiomyopathy

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Restrictive cardiomyopathy: Deaths

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Restrictive cardiomyopathy: Complications

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Causes of Restrictive cardiomyopathy

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Restrictive cardiomyopathy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Restrictive cardiomyopathy

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Prognosis for Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Prognosis for Restrictive cardiomyopathy: Poor. 5-year survival only about 30%.

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Restrictive cardiomyopathy is rare in the United States and most other industrial nations. In this disease, the walls of the ventricles stiffen and lose their flexibility due to infiltration by abnormal tissue. As a result, the heart cannot fill adequately with blood and eventually loses its ability to pump properly. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI)

Definitions of Restrictive cardiomyopathy:

A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease in which the ventricular walls are excessively rigid, impeding ventricular filling. It is marked by reduced diastolic volume of either or both ventricles but normal or nearly normal systolic function. It may be idiopathic or associated with other diseases (ENDOMYOCARDIAL FIBROSIS or AMYLOIDOSIS) causing interstitial fibrosis. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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