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Cardiologist Idaho Falls ID

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Douglas Neri Whatmore, MD
(208) 535-4300
165 Harvest Run
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1977

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Thomas Joseph Maley
(208) 524-2255
2001 S Woodruff Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Douglas Ugene Blank
(208) 523-3373
2985 Cortez Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Douglas N Whatmore
(208) 535-4300
3200 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ricky Dwayne Latham, MD
(208) 529-7700
2860 Channing Way Ste 100
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1979

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Joseph Peter Johns, MD
(208) 529-7700
2860 Channing Way Ste 105
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1979

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Kim Jacob Coffman, MD
(208) 523-3373
345 Sheffield Cir
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1976

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Patrick Daniel Gorman
(208) 524-2255
2001 S Woodruff Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Douglas Ugene Blank, MD
(208) 523-3373
2985 Cortez Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1991

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Ricky Dwayne LaTham
(208) 529-7700
2860 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID
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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