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CMR often provides additional diagnostic information due to its ability to detect subendocardial fibrosis and its greater sensitivity for ventricular thrombus detection (Figure 1) (29,30). Most patients with clinical HF, however, exhibit a dilated cardiomyopathy phenotype. Cecchetti G., Binda A., Piperno A.et al. "Cyclophosphamide-bortezomib-dexamethasone (CyBorD) produces rapid and complete hematologic response in patients with AL amyloidosis", "Clinical development of an antisense therapy for the treatment of transthyretin-associated polyneuropathy", "Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placement in patients with cardiac amyloidosis". Ng B., Connors L.H., Davidoff R.et al. Echocardiography may show endomyocardial thickening, ventricular apical obliteration, and involvement of the posterior mitral leaflet (28). Secondary restrictive cardiomyopathies are subclassified as infiltrative, noninfiltrative, and storage disorders. LV filling pulsed Doppler may show impaired relaxation (E/A ratio <1), pseudonormalization, or a restrictive filling pattern (short E deceleration time), which correlate with stage of progression, symptoms, and prognosis. : "The abbreviated PR interval of Fabry's disease". Patients with restrictive cardiomyopathies and constrictive pericarditis are often excluded or under-represented in large randomized clinical trials (2,5,6), making it difficult to make inferences from the prognostic and treatment features that apply to other HFpEF patients. Maceira A.M., Joshi J., Prasad S.K.et al. Desnick R.J., Brady R., Barranger J.et al. Recognizing these syndromes is important because early diagnosis may lead to instituting specific therapy that may prolong survival, improve quality of life, and/or recognize and treat an underlying systemic disorder. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are used for prevention of SCD, but a survival benefit has not been demonstrated. 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Whereas hypertension, coronary artery disease, and/or abnormal vascular compliance are identified as the cause in most patients with HFpEF (2), as many as 10% to 15% have a restrictive cardiomyopathy, a group of conditions with diverse etiologies characterized by intrinsic abnormalities of the myocyte and/or the intercellular matrix that result in impaired left ventricular (LV) relaxation and/or increased LV stiffness (3). J Am Soc Echocardiogr 1988; 1: 333. The diminished venous return to the left heart during inspiration results in a septal shift to the left, with the opposite effect during expiration. Pulsed Doppler Recordings of LV Inflow and Tissue Doppler Myocardial Velocities of the Basal Lateral Wall in RCM and Constrictive Pericarditis. Reddy PR, Dieter RS, Das P, Steen LH, Lewis BE, Leya FS. : "Pediatric restrictive cardiomyopathy associated with a mutation in beta-myosin heavy chain". Ghersin E., Lessick J., Litmanovich D.et al. Moreau P., Leblond V., Bourquelot P.et al. 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