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Restrictive cardiomyopathyRRestrictive cardiomyopathyRestrictive cardiomyopathyEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2018-10-26T04:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC;Aamir Jeewa, MD, FAAP, FRCP(C)8.0000000000000056.000000000000093.0000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Read about restrictive cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle becomes very stiff and cannot pump blood effectively.</p><figure class="swf-asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Restrictive cardiomyopathy</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=CM_restrictive_MED_ANI_EN.swf" </div> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">With this condition, the heart muscle becomes very stiff, so it doesn't stretch in the relaxation phase when it needs to fill with blood. The atria become severely enlarged and because the ventricles are stiff, blood backs up into the atria. As a result, not enough blood is pumped to meet the body's needs. </figcaption> </figure> <p>In restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM), the <a href="/Article?contentid=1577&language=English">heart muscle</a> becomes very stiff, so it does not stretch in the relaxation phase when it needs to fill with blood. Although the heart keeps pumping, it does not pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Restrictive cardiomyopathy is the most serious type of cardiomyopathy.</li><li>In restrictive cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle becomes very stiff and does not stretch in the relaxation phase when it needs to fill with blood.</li><li>Children with this condition will have symptoms of congestive heart failure.</li><li>This condition is difficult to treat with medication and may require a heart transplant.</li></ul><h2>Symptoms of RCM</h2><p>Children with RCM will have symptoms of congestive heart failure, including:</p><ul><li>irritability</li><li>difficulty feeding</li><li>faster and harder breathing</li><li>slow weight gain</li><li>sweating with crying or feeding</li><li>poor energy</li><li>exercise intolerance</li><li>poor appetite</li><li>palpitation</li><li>swelling of ankles and abdomen (rare).</li></ul><h2>Treatment of RCM</h2><p>This type of cardiomyopathy is rare. However, it is also the most serious type of cardiomyopathy and has the fewest treatment options.</p><p>It is difficult to treat this condition with medications. A heart transplant may be required.</p><h2>Complications of RCM</h2><p>RCM can result in “back pressure” into the lungs and right side of the heart which can cause shortness of breath or fluid in your child’s lungs and/or belly. There is also a higher risk of <a href="/Article?contentid=890&language=English">abnormal heart rhythms</a> with this condition and many children will require blood thinners (anti-coagulation) to reduce the risk of blood clot formation.</p>
Cardiomyopathie restrictiveCCardiomyopathie restrictiveRestrictive CardiomyopathyFrenchCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2010-01-15T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC8.0000000000000056.000000000000093.0000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Informez-vous sur la myocardiopathie restrictive, quand le muscle cardiaque se raidit considérablement et ne peut pas pomper le sang efficacement.</p><p>La myocardiopathie restrictive fait en sorte que le muscle cardiaque se raidit considérablement et empêche le coeur de pomper une quantité suffisante de sang dans le corps. </p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li>La myocardiopathie restrictive est le type le plus grave de myocardiopathie. </li> <li>Les enfants atteints de cette maladie présenteront des symptômes d’une insuffisance cardiaque congestive. </li> <li> Il n’est pas facile de traiter cette maladie au moyen de médicaments et une greffe du cœur peut s’imposer. </li></ul>

 

 

Restrictive cardiomyopathy1630.00000000000Restrictive cardiomyopathyRestrictive cardiomyopathyREnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2018-10-26T04:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC;Aamir Jeewa, MD, FAAP, FRCP(C)8.0000000000000056.000000000000093.0000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Read about restrictive cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle becomes very stiff and cannot pump blood effectively.</p><figure class="swf-asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Restrictive cardiomyopathy</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=CM_restrictive_MED_ANI_EN.swf" </div> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">With this condition, the heart muscle becomes very stiff, so it doesn't stretch in the relaxation phase when it needs to fill with blood. The atria become severely enlarged and because the ventricles are stiff, blood backs up into the atria. As a result, not enough blood is pumped to meet the body's needs. </figcaption> </figure> <p>In restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM), the <a href="/Article?contentid=1577&language=English">heart muscle</a> becomes very stiff, so it does not stretch in the relaxation phase when it needs to fill with blood. Although the heart keeps pumping, it does not pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs.</p><h2>What is cardiomyopathy</h2><p>Cardiomyopathy is a disorder affecting the heart muscle. The heart may have a normal structure but there are problems in the way it develops or functions. Cardiomyopathy usually results in the heart being unable to pump effectively, also known as <a href="/Article?contentid=1586&language=English">heart failure</a>. </p><p>Cardiomyopathy can be caused by a number of factors, including infections, conditions affecting the body’s metabolism and genetics. Cardiomyopathy affects about 3 in 10,000 children.<br></p><p>There are several different types of cardiomyopathy. The main four types are: </p><ul><li><a href="/Article?contentid=1629&language=English">hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1628&language=English">dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)</a></li><li>restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM)</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1631&language=English">arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)</a>.<br></li></ul><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Restrictive cardiomyopathy is the most serious type of cardiomyopathy.</li><li>In restrictive cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle becomes very stiff and does not stretch in the relaxation phase when it needs to fill with blood.</li><li>Children with this condition will have symptoms of congestive heart failure.</li><li>This condition is difficult to treat with medication and may require a heart transplant.</li></ul><h2>Symptoms of RCM</h2><p>Children with RCM will have symptoms of congestive heart failure, including:</p><ul><li>irritability</li><li>difficulty feeding</li><li>faster and harder breathing</li><li>slow weight gain</li><li>sweating with crying or feeding</li><li>poor energy</li><li>exercise intolerance</li><li>poor appetite</li><li>palpitation</li><li>swelling of ankles and abdomen (rare).</li></ul><h2>Treatment of RCM</h2><p>This type of cardiomyopathy is rare. However, it is also the most serious type of cardiomyopathy and has the fewest treatment options.</p><p>It is difficult to treat this condition with medications. A heart transplant may be required.</p><h2>Complications of RCM</h2><p>RCM can result in “back pressure” into the lungs and right side of the heart which can cause shortness of breath or fluid in your child’s lungs and/or belly. There is also a higher risk of <a href="/Article?contentid=890&language=English">abnormal heart rhythms</a> with this condition and many children will require blood thinners (anti-coagulation) to reduce the risk of blood clot formation.</p>Restrictive cardiomyopathyFalse

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