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Cardiologist Durango CO

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Bruce Edward Andrea, MD
(970) 247-1120
1800 E 3rd Ave Ste 112
Durango, CO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michael Alexander Demos, MD
(208) 523-3373
35 Ute Canyon Rd
Durango, CO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1970

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Eugene E Wolfel
(720) 848-0000
12605 E 16th Ave
Aurora, CO
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Cynthia L Gryboski
(970) 392-0900
1800 15th St
Greeley, CO
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ken Lewis Curry, MD
(719) 471-9942
265 Parkside Dr Ste 110
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1985

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Eugenia Manelle Miller, MD
(970) 247-1120
1800 E 3rd Ave Ste 112
Durango, CO
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Durango, Co
Group Practice: Four Corners Heart Clinic

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Kenneth Llewellyn Rhoads, MD
(503) 640-5737
1800 E 3rd Ave Ste 112
Durango, CO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1974

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Pamela Ann Taylor, MD
(719) 471-1775
215 Parkside Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1982

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Thomas Starkey
(303) 493-7000
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
Denver, CO
Specialty
Cardiac Surgery

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Roger C Ashmore
(970) 221-1000
2121 E Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO
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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