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Cardiologist Hollister CA

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Martin Michael Bress, MD
(831) 637-9215
930 Sunnyslope Rd Ste B1
Hollister, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1971

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James William Egan Jr, MD
(831) 636-6577
920 Sunnyslope Rd Ste B
Hollister, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1978

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Joseph Lee Klapper
(831) 636-1571
901 Sunset Dr Ste 4
Hollister, CA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Cheung Kwok tom Leung
(408) 848-2525
9360 No Name Uno, #110
Gilroy, CA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Cheung K Tom Leung, MD
(408) 848-2525
9360 No Name Uno Ste 110
Gilroy, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1984

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James William Egan
(831) 636-6577
920 Sunnyslope Rd
Hollister, CA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Martin M Bress
(831) 637-9215
930 Sunnyslope Rd
Hollister, CA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Cyril Yiuchun Leung, MD
(408) 848-2525
9360 N Name Uno Ste 110
Gilroy, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1987

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Rajesh Prasad, MD
(408) 847-5070
9360 N Name Uno Ste 260
Gilroy, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jawaharlal Inst Of Post-Grad Med Educ, Madras Univ, Pondicherry
Graduation Year: 1981

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Muhammad Mattu
(831) 755-4111
1441 Constitution Blvd
Salinas, CA
Specialty
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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