Restrictive Cardiomyopathy is one of the rarely occurring forms of cardiovascular diseases where the patient has to suffer from restricted filling of the ventricles. It usually starts off in early childhood where the infant suffers from multiple lung infections. Such kids tend to have swelling in their abdominal region and fainting and dizziness also happens.
HOW IS RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY DIAGNOSED?
Restrictive cardiomyopathy is diagnosed based on medical history, physical exam, and tests like blood tests, electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, echocardiogram, exercise stress test, cardiac catheterization, CT scan, and MRI.A myocardial biopsy, or biopsy of the heart muscle, occasionally is done to determine the cause of cardiomyopathy.
HOW IS RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY TREATED?
The medications such as beta-blockers, that are prescribed for this disorder are usually those that could prevent heart failure. Lifestyle changes such as lowering sodium intake, that are advised could help relieve symptoms in patients with restrictive cardiomyopathy.
DID YOU KNOW?
Many patients with this disorder would exhibit no or minor signs and symptoms of restrictive cardiomyopathy.