Tag Stephen B. Heitner MD

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Definition and Pathophysiology Restrictive cardiomyopathies (RCMs) are a heterogeneous group of heart muscle disorders that, in their advanced stages, are characterized by a marked increase in left ventricular (LV) myocardial stiffness. Clinically, this manifests as congestive heart failure, often in…