A type of heart disorder referring to the inability of the ventricles to fill with blood because the myocardium (heart muscle) stiffens and looses its flexibility. Causes include replacement of the myocardium with scar tissue, abnormal cellular infiltration of the myocardium, or deposition of a substance (e.g., amyloid) in the myocardium. [ ]

Synonyms: Restrictive Cardiomyopathy Restrictive cardiomyopathy

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Term information

ALT DEFINITION

A disorder characterized by an inability of the ventricles to fill with blood because the myocardium (heart muscle) stiffens and loses its flexibility.

Legacy Concept Name

Restrictive_Cardiomyopathy

Preferred Name

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Semantic Type

Disease or Syndrome

UMLS CUI

C0007196

code

C62798

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