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Cardiologist Fort Smith AR

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Donald Edward Shows, MD
(479) 452-2077
10012 Foxboro Rd
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1984

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Thomas Nihl Williams, MD
PO Box 17006
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1969

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Stephen C Manus
(479) 452-2077
7001 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Gary Dale Fine, DO
(501) 484-1010
6901 Duncan Cir
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1978

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Timothy C Waack
(479) 452-2077
7001 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Andre J Nolewajka
(479) 452-7324
2713 S 74th St
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Cardiology

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John Mc Queen Deaton, MD
(501) 709-7325
16 Berry Hill Rd
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1969

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Timothy C Waack, MD
(501) 452-2077
6801 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dario M Espina, MD
(501) 484-1010
1501 S Waldron Rd Ste 107
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nordestana (Unne), Fac De Cien Med, San Francisco De MacOris
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.Stephen Manus
(479) 452-2077
7001 Rogers Ave # 400
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Sparks Reg Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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