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Cardiologist Hammond LA

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William P Kopfler
(985) 542-5972
16070 Doctors Blvd
Hammond, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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William P Kopfler II, MD
(985) 542-5972
16070 Doctors Blvd
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1988

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Claude Terrence Nesser, MD
(985) 542-5972
16070 Doctors Blvd
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: North Oaks Med Ctr, Hammond, La
Group Practice: Hammond Cardiology Clinic

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Claude T Nesser
(985) 542-5972
16070 Doctors Blvd
Hammond, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Naseem A Jaffrani, MD
(318) 473-4613
501 Medical Center Dr
Alexandria, LA
Business
Alexandria Cardiology Clinic
Specialties
Cardiology

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Jherie Demouy Ducombs, MD
(985) 542-5972
16070 Doctors Blvd
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1998

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William Chester Black, MD
(201) 487-8900
15748 Medical Arts Dr
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1957

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Jherie D DuCombs
(985) 542-5972
16070 Doctors Blvd
Hammond, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Patrick A Delaney, MD, FACC
(504) 542-5972
15752 Medical Arts Dr
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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William T Garland, MD
(609) 895-1492
1025 Highway 80
Haughton, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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