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Cardiologist Ankeny IA

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Saima Zafar, MD
(515) 263-0900
1250 E 9th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1987

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Eduardo Sebastian Antezano
(515) 699-5825
3600 30th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Amar Nath, MD
(515) 263-0900
1250 E 9th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Patna Med Coll, Patna Univ, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1977

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John Matthew Pargulski, DO
(515) 263-0900
1250 E 9th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1990

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William Ben Johnson
(515) 235-5000
411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Timothy Hart
(515) 263-2400
1301 Pennsylvania Ave # 100
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Tim Thomas Hart, MD
(515) 263-0900
1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 115
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Iowa Heart Ctr

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Prasad Rao Palakurthy, MD
(515) 263-0900
1250 E 9th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1974

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Allan Paul Latcham, MD
(515) 241-5988
1440 Pleasant St Ste 200
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988

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Basaviah Chandramouli
(515) 288-1097
330 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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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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