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Cardiologist Elgin IL

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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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Imad Murabit, MD
(847) 931-4200
431 Summit St
Elgin, IL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Sherman Hosp, Elgin, Il; St Alexius Med Ctr, Hoffman Ests, Il
Group Practice: Elgin Cardiology Associates

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Solomon Isaac Secemsky, MD
(847) 695-3168
915 Center St Ste 2002
Elgin, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1976

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Joong H Choh
(847) 695-1620
915 Center St
Elgin, IL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Timothy James
(847) 695-1620
915 Center St
Elgin, IL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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William Craig Thatcher
(847) 695-1620
915 Center St
Elgin, IL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Cynthia N Steimle
(847) 695-1620
915 Center St
Elgin, IL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Asim Nisar
(847) 931-4200
915 Center St
Elgin, IL
Specialty
Cardiology

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Muhammad Khalid Riaz, MD
(708) 931-4200
915 Center St Ste 2001
Elgin, IL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Northern Illinois Med Ctr, McHenry, Il; Sherman Hosp, Elgin, Il
Group Practice: Elgin Cardiology Associates

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Muhammad Khalid Riaz
(847) 931-4200
915 Center St
Elgin, IL
Specialty
Cardiology

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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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