Overview of Restrictive Cardiomyopathies

Smitha Narayana Gowda, Hyeon Ju Ali, Imad Hussain

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Restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) includes a heterogeneous group of diseases that cause increased myocardial stiffness, leading to impaired ventricular relaxation and severe diastolic dysfunction. Given that it is the least common type of cardiomyopathy, it can be a diagnostic challenge due to its varied pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and diagnostic evaluation. In this review, we provide an overview of different etiologies of RCM and examine the diagnostic and treatment approaches for various types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-16
Number of pages13
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2022


  • Fabry’s disease
  • Loeffler’s endocarditis
  • endomyocardial fibrosis
  • idiopathic RCM
  • iron overload cardiomyopathy
  • radiation-induced cardiomyopathy
  • restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathies/diagnostic imaging
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive/diagnosis
  • Myocardium/pathology
  • Humans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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