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Cardiologist Houma LA

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Craig Michael Walker, MD
(504) 876-0300
PO Box 4176
Houma, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1977

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Robert Warren Greer, MD
(985) 223-2262
226 Ciera Dr
Houma, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr.Lee Arcement
(985) 868-9300
1978 Industrial Boulevard
Houma, LA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Ochsner Foundation Hosp, New Orleans, La
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dayton William Daberkow
(662) 312-1585
1990 Industrial Blvd
Houma, LA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Peter Stevens Fail, MD
(985) 876-0300
202 Arapaho Dr
Houma, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1984

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William Richard Ladd, MD
(985) 876-0300
PO Box 4176
Houma, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Terrebonne Gen Med Ctr, Houma, La
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Institute

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Ajit Kamalakarrao Naidu
(985) 876-0300
225 Dunn St
Houma, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Vinod Mandadi Nair
(985) 876-0300
225 Dunn St
Houma, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Richard Paul Abben, MD
(985) 851-2127
225 Dunn St
Houma, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1978

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Ajit Naidu, MD
225 Dunn St
Houma, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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