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Cardiologist Dubuque IA

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John William Richardson
(563) 584-3425
1000 Langworthy St
Dubuque, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas Mark Johnson
(563) 584-3425
1000 Langworthy St
Dubuque, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Wilson White, MD
(319) 588-0506
310 N Grandview Ave
Dubuque, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1964

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Dr.Timothy Martin
1515 Delhi St # 100
Dubuque, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
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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Thomas Mark Johnson, MD
(319) 584-3425
1000 Langworthy St
Dubuque, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1974

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Charles Anthony Longo, MD
(515) 241-5995
1515 Delhi St Ste 100
Dubuque, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1968

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Ramanujam S Ramabadran
(563) 584-3425
1000 Langworthy St
Dubuque, IA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Mark Wertheimer
(563) 581-3445
1000 Langworthy St
Dubuque, IA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Karin L Loukinen, MD
(563) 539-4631
1000 Langworthy St
Dubuque, IA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Finley Hosp, Dubuque, Ia; Mercy Med Ctr -St Josephs, Dubuque, Ia; Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster, Wi
Group Practice: Medical Associates Clinic

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Charles A Longo
(563) 557-9111
1515 Delhi St
Dubuque, IA
Specialty
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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