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Cardiologist Ames IA

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Kevin E Crowe, MD
(515) 241-8033
2416 Waterford Dr
Ames, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1984

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James Jos Trahan, MD
(337) 235-8881
3600 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1964

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Jeffrey J Boyd
(515) 232-2500
1816 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mohammad I Dotani
(515) 239-4472
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Stuart David Christenson
(515) 239-4472
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Jeffrey Boyd
(515) 232-2500
1816 Philadelphia Street
Ames, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Jeffrey Julian Boyd, MD
(515) 235-5000
2929 Ridgetop Rd
Ames, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1985

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Steven Carl Hallberg
(515) 239-4760
1015 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology

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Sanjeev Vaderah, MD
(515) 239-4472
PO Box 3014
Ames, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Of Med Scis, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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Raymond Anthony Lloyd, MD
(202) 529-0771
2521 Elwood Dr Ste 121
Ames, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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