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Cardiologist Elkhart IN

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Marvin Eli Mishkin, MD
(219) 295-4424
209 S 2nd St
Elkhart, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Elkhart Gen Hosp, Elkhart, In

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Thomas Francis Nolan, MD
(574) 296-3200
PO Box 201
Elkhart, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991

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Mark L Smucker
(574) 522-2284
500 Arcade Ave
Elkhart, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Wai Lee
(574) 296-3466
303 South Nappanee Street
Elkhart, IN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Vijay A Mehta
(574) 522-2284
500 Arcade Ave
Elkhart, IN
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Marvin Eli Mishkin
(574) 295-4424
209 S 2nd St
Elkhart, IN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Wai Hung Lee, MD
(219) 294-1551
760 N Riverside Dr
Elkhart, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1979

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Thomas F Nolan
(574) 296-3466
303 S Nappanee St
Elkhart, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.DONALD WESTERHAUSEN
(574) 522-2284
Ste 400, 500 Arcade Avenue
Elkhart, IN
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Luisito C Gonzales
(574) 296-3466
303 S Nappanee St
Elkhart, IN
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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