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Cardiomyopathy Restrictive Underlying Cause

Some illnesses can cause scarring of the muscle tissue in the heart. The damaged muscle causes stiffness in the walls of the heart. The stiffness does not allow the heart to fill with blood properly. This results in a weakened heart that is unable to pump enough blood to meet the needs of the tissues in the body. Restrictive cardiomyopathy results congestive heart failure.

Causes of restrictive cardiomyopathy include:

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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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