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Cardiologist Lakewood WA

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Roger F De A Chamusco, MD, FACC
(253) 596-3370
10906 Meadow Rd SW
Lakewood, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Rosemary Pedraza Peterson, MD
(253) 968-1090
103 W Shore Ave SW
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1993

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Titte Seshadri Krishnaswam, MD, FACC
(253) 589-0175
PO Box 98765
Lakewood, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David Todd Schachter, MD
(253) 968-1100
22 W Shore Ct
Steilacoom, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1987

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Roberto A Secaira, MD
(253) 565-2316
7407 53rd St W
University Place, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Francisco Marroquin, Fac De Med, Guatemala
Graduation Year: 1992

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Titte S Krishnaswamy, MD
(253) 589-0175
PO Box 98765
Lakewood, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jawaharlal Inst Of Post-Grad Med Educ, Madras Univ, Pondicherry
Graduation Year: 1964

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Michael Jeffrey Wilson, MD
(253) 983-5063
9915 Zircon Dr SW
Lakewood, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1985

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Carroll S Simpson, MD, FACC
2424 Western Rd
Steilacoom, WA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Theodore Ka Shun Lau, MD
University Place, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1996

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John Jay McKelvey, MD
(253) 564-0324
3602 Olympic Blvd W
University Place, WA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
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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