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Cardiologist Kapaa HI

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Eugene Paul Shafton, MD
(415) 476-6388
5875 Waipouli Rd
Kapaa, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1965

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John T Funai
(808) 245-1548
3-3420 Kuhio Hwy
Lihue, HI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ramez Bassir, MD
(808) 926-8388
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nagoya Natl Univ, Sch Of Med, Showa-Ku, Nagoya, Japan
Graduation Year: 1969

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John J Cogan
(808) 536-7327
1329 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Cardiology

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Howard G Barbarosh, MD
(808) 244-6266
2200 Main St Ste 300
Wailuku, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1967

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John T Funai, MD
3 3420 Kuhio Highway Suite B
Lihue, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1978

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Osamu Fukuyama, MD
(808) 538-1125
321 N Kuakini St Ste 504
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Hono
Graduation Year: 1976

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Michael Wayne Chan
(808) 486-6116
98-1079 Moanalua Rd
Aiea, HI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mark C Schwab
(808) 244-8993
1887 Wili Pa Loop
Wailuku, HI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Hiro Makino, MD
(808) 486-6116
98-1079 Moanalua Rd Ste 655
Aiea, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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