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What are symptoms of restrictive cardiomyopathy?

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Many people with this have no symptoms or just minor ones, and they live a normal life. Other people have ones that get more serious as the heart gets worse.

They can happen at any age and may include:

  • Shortness of breath (at first with exercise, but eventually at rest, too)
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to exercise
  • Swelling of the legs and feet
  • Weight gain
  • Nausea, bloating, and poor appetite
  • Palpitations (fluttering in the chest due to abnormal heart rhythms)
  • Fainting
  • Chest pain or pressure

SOURCE: 

Cardiomyopathy Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCE: 

Cardiomyopathy Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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