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Cardiologist Billings MT

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Charles S Needham
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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William Westel Rowe
(406) 237-5001
2900 12th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Scott Allen Sample, DO
(406) 238-2000
1020 N 27th St
Billings, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Nacogdoches Med Ctr, Nacogdoches, Tx

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Dr.Alan Thometz
(406) 238-2000
1020 N 27th St # 200
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
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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John Richard Burg, MD
(406) 228-2000
1020 N 27th St # 35100
Billings, MT
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt; Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Deaconess Billings Clinic

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Dr.Christian Gaissmaier
(406) 238-2500
1020 North 27th St # 200
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Herman D Sorensen
(406) 238-2500
1020 N 27th St
Billings, MT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Alan Rustic Thometz, MD
(406) 238-2000
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1984

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Robert M Zirpoli
(406) 238-2500
1020 N 27th St
Billings, MT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Wise Wiggins, MD
(406) 238-6190
1232 N 30th St Ste 300
Billings, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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