Cardiac MRI in restrictive cardiomyopathy.

  title={Cardiac MRI in restrictive cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Amit Gupta and G Singh Gulati and Sumit Seth and Sanjiv Sharma},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  volume={67 2},
Restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) is a specific group of heart muscle disorders characterized by inadequate ventricular relaxation during diastole. This leads to diastolic dysfunction with relative preservation of systolic function. Although short axis systolic function is usually preserved in RCM, the long axis systolic function may be severely impaired. Confirmation of diagnosis and information regarding aetiology, extent of myocardial damage, and response to treatment requires imaging… CONTINUE READING