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Cardiologist Galveston TX

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Elmer B Vogelpohl Jr, MD
(409) 765-5781
8 Adler Cir
Galveston, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1954
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Texas Medical Br, Galveston, Tx

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Jarrett Todd McGehee, MD
(409) 772-1533
202 Tuna St
Galveston, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1998

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Jarrett Todd Mc Gehee, MD
Galveston, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1998

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Edward D Futch, MD, FACC
1021 Harbor View Dr
Galveston, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Guillermo Salinas, MD
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Theron Colomb Toole II, MD
(210) 614-5400
7400 Jones Dr Apt 3933
Galveston, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1987

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William Richard Pearl, MD
Galveston, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1970

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Jose G Esquivel-Avila, MD, FACC
(409) 765-1740
1401 Marine Dr
Galveston, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Yuvaraj D Kumar, MD
(403) 722-1533
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1998

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Andras Kollar
(409) 772-2222
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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