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Cardiologist Alton IL

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James Hannon Hilgard, MD
(618) 463-7311
2 Memorial Dr
Alton, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1980

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Robert G Lutan
(618) 462-6612
2 Memorial Dr
Alton, IL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Peng Nan Wang
(618) 259-5096
95 S 9th St
East Alton, IL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Gurcharan Singh
(314) 839-3200
4585 Washington St
Florissant, MO
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Andrew Cronson Dickler, MD
(314) 741-0911
2044 Madison Ave
Granite City, IL
Specialties
Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Depaul Health Center, Bridgeton, Mo; Christian Hosp Northeast, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: St Louis Heart & Vascular

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Aaron Gerard Wesp, MD
(618) 463-8616
1 Professional Dr
Alton, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1989

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Peng Nan Wang, MD
(618) 259-5096
95 S 9th St
East Alton, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Natl Taiwan Univ Coll Of Med, Taipei, Taiwan (385-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1969

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Miguel Angel Paniagua
(314) 741-2500
12414 Lusher Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Jawed H Siddiqui, MD, FACC
(314) 921-6200
11115 New Halls Ferry Rd Ste 301
Florissant, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Prasanna C Kumar
(618) 877-3066
3165 Myrtle Ave
Granite City, IL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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