by Rajesh Shah

Illustrative Video Manual of Echocardiography: A Step by Step Approach (Part II)

by Rajesh Shah
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This video demonstrates the restrictive cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathies are diseases that primarily affect the myocardium, leading to serious cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. Restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) is a disease of the cardiac muscle that is characterized by restricted ventricular filling due to a high ventricular stiffness. Etiology of RCM, classification of restrictive cardiomyopathy, salient features of RCM, physiology of RCM, 2D echocardiography, Doppler evaluation, restrictive cardiomyopathy, difference between constrictive and restrictive physiology, amyloidosis, common features of pericardial constriction, and common features of pericardial restriction are described in this video.

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