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Cardiologist Bellingham WA

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Andrew Thomas Coletti, MD
(360) 738-2700
935 Lakeview St
Bellingham, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1994

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Frances DeRook
(360) 738-2200
4545 Cordata Pkwy
Bellingham, WA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Keith Comess
(360) 738-2200
4545 Cordata Pkwy
Bellingham, WA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Kara Kurtz Urnes, MD
(360) 734-2700
2979 Squalicum Pkwy Ste 101
Bellingham, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1990

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Thomas Arthur Oliver
(360) 734-2700
2979 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Frances Anne Derook, MD
(603) 650-6404
926 Sudden Vly
Bellingham, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1987

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Spencer Walton Hinds, MD
(360) 738-2200
4545 Cordata Pkwy
Bellingham, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1985

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John Forbes MacGregor
(360) 734-2700
2979 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Peter Alan Beglin
(360) 734-2700
2979 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Alan James Shurman
(360) 734-2700
2979 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA
Specialty
Cardiology, 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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