Restrictive cardiomyopathy

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Background

  • Muscle is stiff from fibrosis or infiltrating process
  • EF is usually normal
  • Form of diastolic dysfunction (difficulty filling)
  • Must distinguish from constrictive pericarditis

Differential Diagnosis

Cardiomyopathy

Diagnosis

  • Consider if CHF but no e/o cardiomegaly or systolic dysfunction

Treatment

  • Symptom directed (diuretics and ACEI)

See Also

References

Tintinalli