PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What is restrictive cardiomyopathy?

ANSWER

Restrictive cardiomyopathy is when the walls of the lower chambers of your heart (called the ventricles) are too rigid to expand as they fill with blood.

The pumping ability of the ventricles may be normal, but it’s harder for the ventricles to get enough blood. With time, the heart can’t pump properly. This leads to heart failure.

SOURCE: 

Cardiomyopathy Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCE: 

Cardiomyopathy Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

What are symptoms of restrictive cardiomyopathy?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.