Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Sudhir S. Kushwaha

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

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Restrictive cardiomyopathy is defined as myocardial disease that results in impaired ventricular filling with normal or reduced diastolic volume of either or both ventricles and normal or near-normal systolic function and wall thickness. The condition usually results from increased stiffness of the myocardium, which causes pressure within the ventricles to increase precipitously with only small increases in volume. This chapter reviews the pathogenesis, natural history, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of restrictive cardiomyopathy.

Chapter.  3337 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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