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Cardiologist Lewiston ID

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Michael N Whisenant
(208) 746-1383
2315 8th St Grade
Lewiston, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Lee Walter Gould, MD
(208) 746-2038
307 St John's Way Ste 114
Lewiston, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Reg Med Ctr, Lewiston, Id
Group Practice: Lewiston Medical Ctr

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Melinda Lee Marks, MD
(208) 322-1680
6140 Curtisian Ave Ste 200
Boise, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1985

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David N Sim
(208) 376-8666
6014 W Emerald St
Boise, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Craig O Olsen
(208) 345-6545
333 N 1st St
Boise, ID
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Lee Walter Gould
(208) 746-2038
307 St. John'S Way
Lewiston, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Lynn Hunter Anderson, MD
(208) 233-6995
PO Box 4884
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1949
Hospital
Hospital: Bannock Reg Med Ctr, Pocatello, Id; Pocatello Reg Med Ctr, Pocatello, Id

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Dr.David N Sim
(208) 376-8666
6014 West Emerald Street
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1965
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Ben O Price, MD, FACC
(208) 788-5157
PO Box 1479
Sun Valley, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Steven L. Writer
(208) 322-1680
6140 W Curtisian Ave # 200
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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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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