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Cardiologist Kalamazoo MI

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Christopher Rogers
(269) 373-1592
601 John St
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Benjamin Allan Perry, MD
(616) 345-9606
601 John St Ste 230
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Borgess Med Ctr, Kalamazoo, Mi; Bronson Methodist Hosp, Kalamazoo, Mi; Allegan Gen Hosp, Allegan, Mi
Group Practice: Heart Center For Excellence

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Michael P Halpin
(269) 344-7000
601 John St
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Robert John La Penna, MD
(616) 381-3963
1722 Shaffer St
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Allegan Gen Hosp, Allegan, Mi
Group Practice: Heart Center For Excellence

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Francis Alan Grubelich, MD
(269) 226-8070
5555 Gull Rd Ste 309
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Royal Coll Of Surgeons In Ireland, Med Sch, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jeannette L Prochazka, MD
(269) 226-5932
1521 Qull Road
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David William Burke
(269) 345-9606
601 John St
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sharma Saith, MD
(269) 381-3963
1722 Shaffer St Ste 1
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston, Jamaica (950-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Borgess Med Ctr, Kalamazoo, Mi
Group Practice: Heart Center For Excellence

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Ramon Castro Raneses, MD
(616) 381-3963
1722 Shaffer St Ste 1
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1989

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Ronald James Zegerius, MD
(269) 345-9606
601 John St
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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