Alexander Fanaroff

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Restrictive cardiomyopathy

I. Problem/Condition. The nomenclature and classifications used in heart failure and associated cardiomyopathies often contain overlap and can lead to confusion. Restrictive cardiomyopathy is characterized by abnormal diastolic filling due to a stiff, non-compliant ventricle. Both the right and left ventricles can be affected, and systolic function is typically preserved. Ventricular stiffening may be caused…

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