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What are the differences: constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Terrence Cohen
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Different cause

Symptoms may be similar but treatment is very different.
The pericardium can be opened or removed to relieve constriction but restrictive cardiomyopathy does not lend itself to a quick surgical treatment.A number of medications may ameliorate the symptoms but it is important to identify and treat the cause.

In brief: Different cause

Symptoms may be similar but treatment is very different.
The pericardium can be opened or removed to relieve constriction but restrictive cardiomyopathy does not lend itself to a quick surgical treatment.A number of medications may ameliorate the symptoms but it is important to identify and treat the cause.
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