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Cardiologist Albert Lea MN

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William Thomas Bardsley, MD
(507) 284-4072
404 W Fountain St
Albert Lea, MN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hospital Of Rochester, Rochester, Mn
Group Practice: Mayo Clinic

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Lawrence Ray Keenan, MD
(507) 434-1262
907 1st Dr NW
Austin, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1993

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Ted H Spooner, MD
(952) 993-3246
6500 Excelsior Blvd
St Louis Park, MN
Business
Park Nicollet Heart & Vascular Center
Specialties
Cardiology

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Stephen C Remole
(763) 427-9980
4040 Coon Rapids Blvd Nw
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Hongsheng M Guo
(952) 993-3246
6500 Excelsior Blvd
St Louis Park, MN
Specialty
Cardiology

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Lawrence Ray Keenan
(507) 434-1092
1000 1st Dr Nw
Austin, MN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Andrew Gibbs Moore
(507) 434-1092
1000 1st Dr Nw
Austin, MN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Spencer Kubo
(651) 292-0616
225 Smith Ave N
Saint Paul, MN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ronald Allen Johannsen, MD
(952) 873-3000
914 S 8th St
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1974

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Sabrina Deann Phillips, MD
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1997

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Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

In restrictive cardiomyopathy, the heart resists filling with blood. Hence the amount of blood pumped out by the heart is not sufficient to meet the body's increased need for the energy and nutrients when the person is exercising. But the heart will be able to provide adequate blood when the person is resting. 

Restrictive cardiomyopathy is the least common form of cardiomyopathy. It has several similarities  with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Causes of Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Cause is usually not known.

1. The heart muscle is gradually replaced by scar tissue.

2. The heart muscle is infiltrated by abnormal material, such as white blood cells.

3. Amyloidosis

4. Sarcoidosis

5. Hemochromatosis- When the body contains excessive amount of iron, it may accumulate in the heart muscle, as in iron overload.

6. A tumor invading the heart tissue.

Symptoms of Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

  • Shortness of breath

  • Tissue swelling (edema)

  • Abnormal heart rhythms

  • Palpitations

  • Heat failure

  • Chest pain and fainting - These are less likely than in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    Diagnosis

    Restrictive cardiomyopathy is often one of the suspected causes of heart failure. 
    The diagnosis of restrictive cardiomyopathy is based largely on a physical examination, an electrocardiogram (ECG), and an echocardiogram.

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is sometimes used to provide information about the structure of the heart.

    Catheterization of the heart is required to arrive at a precise diagnosis.

    Prognosis

    About 70 percent of people with restrictive cardiomyopathy die within 5 years of when symptoms begin.

    Treatment

    No satisfactory therapy is available.

    Diuretics may actually worsen the condition instead of improving it.

    Drugs normally used in heart failure to reduce the heart's workload may actually reduce the blood pre...

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