Doctors for Restrictive Cardiomyopathy in Mammigatti, Hubli-Dharwad
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Restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) is a rare form of heart muscle disease that is characterized by restrictive filling of the ventricles. In this disease the contractile function (squeeze) of the heart and wall thicknesses are usually normal, but the relaxation or filling phase of the heart is very abnormal. This occurs because the heart muscle is stiff and poorly compliant and does not allow the ventricular chambers to fill with blood normally. This inability to relax and fill with blood results in a “backup” of blood into the atria (top chambers of the heart), lungs and body causing the symptoms and signs of heart failure.Symptoms of restrictive cardiomyopathy may include:
Shortness of breath
Inability to exercise
Swelling of the legs and feet
Nausea, bloating, and poor appetite
Less common symptoms of restrictive cardiomyopathy:
Fainting (usually caused by irregular heart rhythms or abnormal responses of the blood vessels during exercise)
Chest pain or pressure (occurs usually with exercise or physical activity, but can also occur with rest or after meals)
HOW IS RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis is done doing an ultrasound and check X-ray, which helps to show the restriction of the ventricles. Cardiac catheterization is done to.
HOW IS RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY TREATED?
Once the cause of Restrictive Cardiomyopathy is found, the appropriate treatment line is decided. Main goal of treatment is to control symptoms and improve quality of life. Blood thinning medicines, medicines to prevent abnormal heart rhythm, steroids and diuretics are other treatment options
DID YOU KNOW?
If the condition is severe, heart transplant surgery may be considered for restrictive cardiomyopathy.