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Cardiologist Kalamazoo MI

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Joel Hubert Reinoehl
(269) 373-1592
601 John St
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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

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Janos Gellert, MD
269-381-3963 or
1722 Shaffer St Ste 1
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Cardiology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Debreceni Orvostudomanyi Egyetem, Debrecen, Hungary
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Borgess Med Ctr, Kalamazoo, Mi
Group Practice: Heart Center For Excellence

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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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Kenzo Kawamura, MD
(269) 343-0980
1535 Gull Rd Ste 210
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tokyo Jikei, Sch Of Med, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Graduation Year: 1966

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Joel Hubert Reinoehl, MD
(616) 373-1222
601 John St Ste 100
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1988

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Umakant Shivlal Doctor, MD
(269) 276-0800
1535 Gull Rd Ste 110
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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Robin Dommer, MD
601 John St
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1996

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John Frank Schonder III, MD
(269) 373-1222
601 John St Ste 100
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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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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