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what is the difference between restrictive cardiomyopathy and constrictive pericarditis of the heart disease

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
Anatomy: Restriction and constriction both involve limitation to adequate filling of the heart when the heart is relaxing. In restriction, limitation is in th ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
I will do my best: No one is answering you. Cardiomyopathy describes disease of heart muscle. If the heart becomes restrictive is how well it can beat by weak contract ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
PERICARDITIS: Pericarditis is inflammation with fluid accumulation and reduced cardiac output. Restrictive cardiomyopathy resist diastolic filling due to noncomp ... Read More
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
53 years experience Cardiology
Underlying cause: Clinically similar.Both restricts filling of the ventricles. Although sometimes the echocardiogram and cardiac MRI will show findings favoring one ove ... Read More
Dr. Mark Lubienski
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Intrinsic/extrinsic: Restrictive cardiomyopathy involves the heart itself becoming stiff and not filling properly which eventually can cause heart failure and need a trans ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
35 years experience Cardiology
Similar but differen: Constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy both result in diastolic abnomlities of ventricular filling. CP can be thought of as a heart ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
39 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Several: Constrictive pericarditis is a condition where the sac around the heart (the pericardium) becomes scarred and shrinks, which does not allow the heart ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
46 years experience Cardiology
Different cause : Symptoms may be similar but treatment is very different. The pericardium can be opened or removed to relieve constriction but restrictive cardiomyopat ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
36 years experience Cardiology
See Below: The best is either an echo doppler, MRI of the heart and pericardium or a right heart catheterization. And echo doppler can show that the e to a ratio ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen L Roth
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Echocardiography: May also require cardica catheterization.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
27 years experience Cardiology
Cath: A cath is the most accurate way to make diagnosis.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Several: 2 d echo with doppler , rt heart catheter , and cardiac MRI can all help determine constrictive vs restrictive . Ofcourse a good history and physical ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
23 years experience Interventional Cardiology
No: It can be a difficult diagnosis in some cases.

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