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Cardiologist Los Gatos CA

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Sharon Siegel
(408) 354-8897
16220 Greenwood Rd
Monte Sereno, CA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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William Bassett Ricks, MD
(408) 354-3939
17480 High St
Los Gatos, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1970

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Themistocles Assimes, MD
555 Knowles Dr Ste 200
Los Gatos, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1994

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Kurt Neil Bausback, MD
(408) 358-3939
15100 Los Gatos Blvd Ste 4
Los Gatos, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1982

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Gordon Eric Katske
(408) 395-2299
555 Knowles Dr
Los Gatos, CA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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C J Samios, MD
(408) 354-1774
15212 Janor Ct
Monte Sereno, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60
Graduation Year: 1955

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Constantine J Samios, MD
(408) 354-1774
15212 Janor Ct
Monte Sereno, CA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Philip Smith, MD
(408) 358-3448
14911 National Ave Ste 1
Los Gatos, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1974

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Ronald Mark Rossen, MD
(408) 358-9633
15100 Los Gatos Blvd Ste 4
Los Gatos, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1971

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Thomas F Leo, MD
(403) 294-9995
132 Magneson Ter
Los Gatos, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94
Graduation Year: 1948

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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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