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Cardiologist Del Rio TX

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Tuong Ba Van, MD
(830) 775-6600
112 Rockwell Way Apt C
del Rio, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1985

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Frank William Meissner, MD
(210) 379-4022
HC 3 Box 25Y
del Rio, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1982

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Robert Frank Aldrich, MD
(973) 361-7703
608 N Bedell Ave
del Rio, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1972

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Charles Roeth, MD
(210) 615-1366
4330 Medical Dr
San Antonio, TX
Business
William Craig MD
Specialties
Cardiology

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Steven Roy Leonard, MD
(214) 456-5000
1935 Motor St
Dallas, TX
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Japanese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Med Ctr Of Dallas, Dallas, Tx
Group Practice: Pediatric Anest Assoc

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Toung Ba Van
(830) 775-6600
1109 Ave K
Del Rio, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Michele Di Blasi, MD
(830) 703-8555
3809 Veterans Blvd
del Rio, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michele Di Blasi
(830) 703-8555
3809 Veterans Blvd
Del Rio, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Donald Stanley Cross, MD
(254) 751-4790
7125 New Sanger Rd
Waco, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1996

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Tia A Tortoriello, MD
(214) 456-2281
6123 Mimosa Ln
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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