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Cardiologist Gig Harbor WA

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Jaime Guevara Pugeda, MD
(253) 572-7320
4924 Canterwood Dr NW # NW
Gig Harbor, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1992

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Bruce R Kenwood, DO
Gig Harbor, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1993

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Vijay Kalidindi, MD
(253) 851-0528
505 25th Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1980

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Krystof Jan Godlewski, MD
3505 N Union Ave
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1983

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James Carl Cook Jr, MD
(253) 841-4347
8938 51st St W
University Place, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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Raju Patel, DO
(253) 857-6144
18 33rd Avenue Ct NW
Gig Harbor, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1990

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John Patrick Nagle, MD
(253) 572-7320
742 Berg Ct NW
Gig Harbor, WA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1963

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Lee Andrew Davis Jr, MD
(253) 441-9208
4731 N Mullen St
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1996

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Theodore Ka Shun Lau, MD
University Place, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1996

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Roberto A Secaira, MD
(253) 565-2316
7407 53rd St W
University Place, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Francisco Marroquin, Fac De Med, Guatemala
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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