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What causes restrictive cardiomyopathy?

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Doctors don't always know what causes restrictive cardiomyopathy, but some reasons can include:

  • Buildup of scar tissue
  • Buildup of proteins in the heart muscle (your doctor may call this amyloidosis)
  • Chemotherapy or chest exposure to radiation
  • Too much iron in the heart (also called hemochromatosis)
  • Other diseases

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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