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Cardiologist La Crosse WI

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Steven Ung, MD
(505) 262-7451
2805 Lakeshore Dr Apt 4
La Crosse, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jo
Graduation Year: 1977

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Adie Danl Harbin III, MD
(608) 782-7300
1836 South Ave
La Crosse, WI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1978

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Asaph Clayton Elston III, MD
(608) 782-7300
1836 South Ave
La Crosse, WI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1964

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Rajah S Sundaram
(608) 782-7300
1836 South Ave
La Crosse, WI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Rajah Sridhar Sundaram, MD
(608) 782-7300
1836 South Ave
La Crosse, WI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1978

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Kwame Osei Akosah, MD
(608) 782-7300
1836 South Ave
La Crosse, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, Wi
Group Practice: Gundersen Clinic Ltd

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A Erik Gundersen, MD
(608) 782-7300
3624 Ebner Coulee Rd
La Crosse, WI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1955

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Umang M Patel, MD
(718) 616-3543
4570 Stone Bridge Rd
La Crosse, WI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1995

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Gordon L Johnson
(608) 782-7300
1836 South Ave
La Crosse, WI
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Julio J Bird
(608) 782-7300
1836 South Ave
La Crosse, WI
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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