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What is the prognosis for people with restrictive cardiomyopathy?
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Dr. Elden Rand
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Typically not good
There are several causes of restrictive cardiomyopathy, so the prognosis is variable, but is typically limited due to progression of heart failure and potential for heart rhythm problems.
Depending on the cause, there are certain medications and other therapies available. Some people may be able to pursue heart transplantation, depending on the cause.

In brief: Typically not good
There are several causes of restrictive cardiomyopathy, so the prognosis is variable, but is typically limited due to progression of heart failure and potential for heart rhythm problems.
Depending on the cause, there are certain medications and other therapies available. Some people may be able to pursue heart transplantation, depending on the cause.
Dr. Elden Rand
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Depends
It depends on the cause of the restrictive cardiomyopathy (rcm).
Rcm from a condition such as hemochromoatosis may stabilize with treatment of the underlying condition. A condition such as amyloidosis may continue to progress. Progression of the rcm continues to impair the heart's ability to relax and fill with blood. This can cause progressive problems with the liver and lungs.

In brief: Depends
It depends on the cause of the restrictive cardiomyopathy (rcm).
Rcm from a condition such as hemochromoatosis may stabilize with treatment of the underlying condition. A condition such as amyloidosis may continue to progress. Progression of the rcm continues to impair the heart's ability to relax and fill with blood. This can cause progressive problems with the liver and lungs.
Dr. Michael Fenster
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