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Cardiologist Great Falls MT

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Larry W Kincer, MD
(406) 761-0209
1301 Park Garden Rd
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dennis Patrick Ruggerie, DO
(406) 454-2171
5100 Huckleberry Dr
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1981

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Anthony J Galeo
(406) 455-4320
1300 28th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Roberto Amado-Cattaneo
(406) 455-4470
1300 28th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Daniel R Walker
(406) 452-4433
401 15th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Daniel Robert Walker, MD
8101 Fox Farm Rd
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1975

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Leroy M Willson Jr, MD
(406) 727-9979
1300 28th St S Ste 4
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1967

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James D Eidson, MD
5 Meadowlark Rdg
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, S
Graduation Year: 1961

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Brett Alan Williams
(406) 761-6500
1300 28th Street South
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Eve M Gerasmou
(406) 771-7700
1417 9th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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