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Cardiologist Fountain CO

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Bert Yuan-Shu Wong, MD
(719) 442-1715
40 Berthe Cir
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1965

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Bryan M Mahan
(719) 365-5445
175 S Union Blvd Ste 115
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Brian Kevin Metz
(719) 471-1775
215 Parkside Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Cardiology

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Chris Yong dok Kim, MD, FACC
(205) 599-3500
950 Genesis Pl
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Erik Richard Carlson
(719) 471-1775
215 Parkside Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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E David Ascarelli, MD
(719) 635-7172
445 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd Ste C
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1970

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Pamela Ann Taylor
(719) 471-1775
215 Parkside Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Cardiology

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Christopher Norman Tulin, MD
(719) 471-1775
215 Parkside Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.Christopher Tulin
(719) 471-1775
215 Parkside Dr #1
Colorado Springs, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Pamela Ann Taylor, MD
(719) 471-1775
215 Parkside Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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