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Cardiologist Fort Wayne IN

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Louis Alfred Lopez
(260) 423-1331
604 W Berry St
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Shashi Kant Ahuja, MD
(260) 423-1331
604 W Berry St
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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Louis A Lopez, MD
(260) 423-1331
604 W Berry St
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1990

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Srinivas Addala, MD
2510 Dupont Road South
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1990

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Naveen Lal
(260) 423-1331
604 W Berry St
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas P Ryan
(260) 439-0044
821 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Bhaktavatsala Apuri, MD
(815) 842-3433
800 Broadway Ste 301
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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Naveen Lal, MD
604 W Berry St
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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Wm Edward Baltes
(260) 439-0044
821 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Edward Baltes, MD, FACC
(260) 439-0044
821 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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