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Cardiologist Iowa City IA

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Linda M Lee, MD
(319) 339-3883
540 E Jefferson St
Iowa City, IA
Business
Iowa City Heart Center PC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Catherine A Pesek, DO
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1993

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Venkata Reddy Thondapu, MD
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dianne L Atkins
(319) 356-3540
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

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Richard E Kerber
(319) 356-2739
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Alexander Mazur
(319) 356-2706
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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David Nathan Helman
(319) 356-4041
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Robert B Felder
(319) 356-3642
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Neal Lee Weintraub, MD
(319) 353-7807
200 Hawkins Dr E315-A-1 GH
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1984

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Jennifer G Robinson
(319) 384-5040
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, 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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