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Cardiologist Fenton MO

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John R Raabe, MD
(314) 965-3032
13358 Manchester Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Optima Heartcare Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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James B Mc Pike II, MD
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1993

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Raffi K Krikorian, MD
(314) 849-0923
3844 S Lindbergh Blvd Ste 250
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Varna Med Academy, Fac Of Med, Varna, Bulgaria
Graduation Year: 1984

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Franklin Henry Gafford
(314) 543-5260
10012 Kennerly Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Cardiology

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Tammam Al Joundi, MD
(314) 894-0787
12700 Southfork Rd Ste 200
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1991

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Sudhir K Jain, MD
(314) 894-4900
11124 S Towne Sq
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Washington University Division of Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Dana Paul Valencia, MD
(314) 995-6839
12776 Nanell Ln
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1995

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Raffi K Krikorian
(314) 849-0923
3760 S Lindbergh Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Duck Sung Chun
(314) 842-0602
10012 Kennerly Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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George Charles Oliver
(314) 849-5300
10004 Kennerly Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, 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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