Is restrictive cardiomyopathy an inherited disorder?

Maybe. Depends on the cause. Some types of amyloid are genetic as well as predisposition to diseases such as sarcoid, scleroderma.
Usually not... Many times this type of cardiomyopathy has an unknown cause, but in very very rare cases there can be a genetic basis with a 50% chance of transmission to offspring. In older adults, other types of restrictive cardiomyopathy are due to certain diseases which infiltrate the heart muscle. These can be hereditary, but are affected more by environmental factors too.

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Is restrictive cardiomyopathy a hereditary disorder?

Cardiomyopathy. Not likely. It mostly affects older adults. Some causes are connective tissue diseases, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, hemochromatosis, some cancer treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy. The hypertrophic type of cardiomyopathy is usually inherited. Read more...

What can be done for restrictive cardiomyopathy disease?

No easy answer. Adults with restrictive cardiomyopathy have a prolonged course of heart failure, with fatigue, shortness of breath, and worsening activity tolerance. Patients ultimately die of heart failure unless they become candidates for a heart transplant. Blood clots in the heart can be another cause of complications and death in these patients. Read more...

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

Anatomy. Restriction and constriction both involve limitation to adequate filling of the heart when the heart is relaxing. In restriction, limitation is in the muscle of the heart. In construction, the limitation is in the pericardial sac which surrounds the heart. Read more...
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 contraction of the muscle, this becomes restrictive cardiomyopathy. The pericardium is a sac that surrounds the heart. If it is thickened and become stiff it will restrict the expansion and contraction of the heart in a secondary manner. Best i can do. Read more...

Restrictive cardiomyopathy - my brother has this disease and has severe varicose veins on legs. He is on medication. Is there any known cure for this.?

Restricitve cm. There are some treatments for this but there is no cure. There is usually signs of impaired filling of the heart and thus there is venous engorgement which could be causing the varicosities. Read more...
Maybe, not always. Cardiomyopathy is a diseased heart muscle. If heart medication does not help reverse the symptoms the only other treatment is replace the heart with a heart transplant. The varicose veins are not a part of this. If the veins cause leg pain, wear elastic support. Surgery for varicose veins in the presence of cardiomyopathy is unwise. Read more...

How common is restrictive cardiomyopathy?

Unusual to rare. The most common form of restrictive CM is cardiac amyloid, of which there are many types. Other causes are sarcoidosis, endocardial fibroelastosis, and other very rare causes. Read more...

What is the common cause of restrictive cardiomyopathy?

Amyloid. Restrictive or infiltrative cardiomyopathies are usually caused by amyloid, sarcoid, scleroderma, endocardial fibrosis/fibroelastosis, hemochromatosis, radiation, and idiopathic. Read more...
Amyloid. By far the most common cause is deposition of amyloid protein in the heart. Restrictive physiology is the end-stage result of most other types of heart failure as well, but we don't call that a restrictive cardiomyopathy. Read more...

I need a straight answer. What is restrictive cardiomyopathy?

Failure to fill. Restrictive cardiomyopathy is a disorder of cardiac muscle marked by impaired (diastolic) filling of the ventricle. Cardiac output (the amount of blood pumped) falls. The syndrome of congestive heart failure marked by shortness of breath and fluid retention can result. The national library of medicine has a nice summary at: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001241/. Read more...
Poor heart function. Stiffness of heart muscle from various causes most common being amyloidosis. This impairs filling of blood into the lower chamber of the heart. As a result the amount of blood leaving the heart is much lower causing fatigue and failure to thrive. Also there is build up of back pressure causing water logging of lungs, liver, abdomen and limbs causing shortness of breath, nausea, poor appetite. Read more...