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Cardiologist Amarillo TX

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Bennie Ronald Fortner, MD
(806) 358-4596
PO Box 3856
Amarillo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1966

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Arunava D Ray, MD
(806) 358-4596
Amarillo Heart Group 1901 Port Lane
Amarillo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Jon Luigi Haddad
(806) 358-4596
1901 Port Ln
Amarillo, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Pedro R Hernandez Lattuf, MD
(806) 355-3364
1901 Medi Park Dr
Amarillo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central De Venezuela, Esc De Med "luis Razetti", Caracas
Graduation Year: 1967

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Joaquin Martinez-Arraras
(806) 358-4596
1901 Port Ln
Amarillo, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Joaquin Martinez-Arraras, MD
(806) 358-4596
PO Box 3856
Amarillo, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Navarra, Fac De Med, Pampluna, S
Graduation Year: 1984

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Eleftherios Sideris, MD
(806) 355-9916
1800 S Coulter St # 200
Amarillo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Athens, Fac Med, Sch Of Hlth Sci, Nat'L & Kapodistrian, Athens
Graduation Year: 1975

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Ali Jaffar, MD
(806) 352-7200
1215 S Coulter St Ste 302
Amarillo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kilpauk Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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Suresh B Neelagaru
(806) 352-9090
6111 W Amarillo Blvd
Amarillo, TX
Specialty
Cardiology

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DeBorah McCollum
(806) 457-9107
7305 B Wallace Blvd.
Amarillo, TX
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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