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Cardiologist Billings MT

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Dr.Robert Zirpoli
(406) 238-2500
1020 N 27th St # 200
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1971
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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Fernando Boschini, MD
(406) 238-2000
2800 10th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Costa Rica, Fac De Med, San Jose, Costa Rica
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Walter Degnan
(406) 238-2500
1020 N 27th St # 200
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1962
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Alan R Thometz
(406) 238-2000
1020 N 27th St
Billings, MT
Specialty
Cardiology

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Christian Breburda, MD
(608) 833-6238
1020 N 27th St Fl 2
Billings, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Justus-Liebig Univ, Fak Human Med, Geissen, Germany (407-06 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1988

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Robert Tracy Terry, MD
(406) 237-5001
2900 12th Ave N Ste 204E
Billings, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1984

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Fernando Boschini
(406) 238-2500
1020 N 27th St
Billings, MT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Edward N Dean
(406) 237-5001
2900 12th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Alan Bruce Langburd, MD
(406) 237-5555
2900 12th Ave N Ste 280W
Billings, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1980

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