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Cardiologist Apache Junction AZ

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Charles M T Jost, MD
(480) 945-4343
6335 East Main St
Mesa, AZ
Business
Southwest Cardiovascular Associates
Specialties
Cardiology

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Zelalem Yilma, MD
(480) 892-2800
2050 W Southern Ave
Apache Junction, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Roma-La Sapienza, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Roma, Italy
Graduation Year: 1990

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Joseph L Chatham, MD
(480) 981-2010
7525 E Broadway Rd Ste 9
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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Joseph Luckose Chatham
(480) 981-2010
7525 E Broadway
Mesa, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jack Allen Jones, MD
(480) 840-3002
16349 E Via de Arboles
Gilbert, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1991

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Zelalem Yilma
(480) 982-6000
6499 S Kings Ranch Rd
Gold Canyon, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Charles Tullio Jost, MD
(602) 892-2800
2050 W Southern Ave
Apache Junction, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Centre Med Univ, Fac De Med, Geneve, Switzerland (Univ De Geneve)
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jean Joseph Chatham, MD
(480) 981-2010
7525 E Broadway Rd Ste 9
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jean Joseph Chatham
(480) 981-2010
7525 E Broadway
Mesa, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Charles M.t. Jost
(480) 945-4343
6335 E Main St
Mesa, AZ
Specialty
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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