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Cardiologist Alpena MI

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Ulysses C Walls, MD
460 Long Rapids Plz
Alpena, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1999

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Abraham S Salacata
(989) 356-0141
460 Long Rapids Plz
Alpena, MI
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Kris Warszawski MD
(734) 522-9800
2011 Middlebelt Rd
Garden City, MI
Specialties
Cardiology

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John F Collins, MD
(989) 754-3000
1015 S Washington Ave
Saginaw, MI
Business
Michigan Cardiovascular Institute
Specialties
Cardiology

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Richard Thomas Esper Jr, MD
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1997

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Abraham S Salacata Jr, MD
(989) 356-7391
460 Long Rapids Plz
Alpena, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1987

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Ulysses C Walls
(989) 356-0141
460 Long Rapids Plz
Alpena, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Joseph Naoum, MD
(586) 465-1326
133 S Main St
Mount Clemens, MI
Business
Internal Medicine Associates
Specialties
Cardiology

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Helayne Leslie Sherman
(616) 885-5000
2900 Bradford St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Bernard Aran Bercu, MD
(248) 334-1253
1770 Maplewood Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1944

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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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