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Cardiologist Albuquerque NM

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Chris J Wehr, MD
(505) 563-2500
201 Cedar SE
Albuquerque, NM
Business
Presbyterian Heart Group
Specialties
Cardiology

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Katharine O Burleson, MD
(505) 272-6020
MSC 10-5550 1 University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michael Blain Harding, MD
(505) 563-2500
201 Cedar St SE Ste 7600
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1985

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Thomas DeCoster
(505) 272-1623
2nd Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Mary Beth Goens, MD
(505) 272-3864
2211 Lomas NE 3-middle
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1986

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George Madera
(505) 272-4750
5th Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Berman
(505) 848-3700
201 Cedar Se
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

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Joseph Frank Mnuk, MD
(505) 563-2500
201 Cedar St SE Ste 7600
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1980

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Michael Harding
(505) 563-2500
201 Cedar St Se Ste 7600
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas Moore Richardson Jr, MD
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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