Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

  • Aalap Chokshi
  • Amanda R. Vest
Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)


A 57 year-old female with a history of nonischemic cardiomyopathy was referred for management of heart failure. Five months ago, the patient was evaluated for 2 months of fevers, dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema. A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) was completed which revealed a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 20% with global hypokinesis. A nuclear stress test was normal. A repeat TTE 1 month later showed improved LVEF to 35–40%.


Amyloidosis Restrictive cardiomyopathy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of CardiologyMount Sinai HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyTufts Medical CenterBostonUSA

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