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Cardiologist Laredo TX

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Francisco Alonzo Leal, MD
(956) 727-7560
1519 E Fremont St
Laredo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Nuevo Leon, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1968

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Carlos Gonzalez Cigarroa, MD
1420 Logan Ave
Laredo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1987

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Octavio E Guzman-Gonzalez
(956) 717-1775
6826 Springfield Ave
Laredo, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Carlos G Cigarroa
(956) 728-8255
702 E Calton Rd
Laredo, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Roberto Luis Villarreal, MD
(956) 717-5974
6553 Metro Ct Ste A
Laredo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Nuevo Leon, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1976

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Hassan Khalil Reda
(956) 794-8853
1420 Logan Ave
Laredo, TX
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Leonard Wayne Johnson, MD
(707) 874-9552
220 N Zapata Hwy Ste 11
Laredo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1964

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Roberto Luis Villarreal
(956) 717-5974
6553 Metro Ct
Laredo, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

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Ricardo G Cigarroa
(956) 725-1228
1710 E Saunders St
Laredo, TX
Specialty
Cardiology

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Ralph Nimchan, MD
(956) 723-0462
6801 McPherson Rd Ste 226
Laredo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston, Jamaica (566-01 Eff 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1968

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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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