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Cardiologist Downers Grove IL

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Sunil Lulla, MD
(630) 852-0230
4121 Fairview Ave
Downers Grove, IL
Business
Midwest Cardiac Consultants
Specialties
Cardiology

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Sunil B Lulla
(630) 852-0230
4121 Fairview Ave
Downers Grove, IL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Michael A Colandrea, MD
(708) 719-4799
3825 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1964

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Firouz Amirparviz, MD
3825 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1965

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Raghu Ram Vollala, MD
(312) 767-2461
7021 Webster St
Downers Grove, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Languages
Other
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Mac Neal Mem Hosp, Berwyn, Il; Holy Cross Hosp, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Holy Cross Hospital

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Rick L Jobski, MD
(847) 253-8050
1632 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Business
Northwest Heart Specialtists SC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Mohamed Ziad Sinno
(630) 719-4799
3825 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Stephen Michael Rowley
(630) 719-4799
3825 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Sunil B Lulla, MD
(630) 852-0230
4121 Fairview Ave Ste 103
Downers Grove, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1980

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Patrick Clinton Fenner
(630) 719-4799
3825 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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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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