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Cardiologist Fargo ND

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Douglas Gerard Evans, MD
(701) 364-5337
1711 University Dr S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1990

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Garfield M Grimmett Jr, MD
(701) 364-4449
2956 28th Ave S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1972

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Nader B Tadros
(701) 364-8000
3000 32nd Ave S
Fargo, ND
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Rakshak Sarda, MD
1631 51st St S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jeffrey I Knutson
(701) 364-8000
3000 32nd Ave S
Fargo, ND
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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David L Duval, MD
(701) 234-2371
807 Park Dr S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1962

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Edmund Olgierd Fiksinski, MD
(701) 364-4400
3000 32nd Ave S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pomorska Academy Of Med, Szczecin, Poland
Graduation Year: 1984

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John Lamb Crary, MD
(701) 237-2371
1601 8th St S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1969

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Clif S Hamilton, MD, FACC
(701) 237-2251
2501 30th Ave S Apt 210
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Garfield M Grimmett
(701) 364-8000
3000 32nd Ave S
Fargo, ND
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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