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Cardiologist Martinez CA

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Sunye Kwack, MD
(510) 204-1894
2450 Ashby Ave
Berkeley, CA
Business
Berkeley Pulmonary Medical Group
Specialties
Cardiology

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Ralph Marvin Moskowitz, MD
(925) 372-2746
150 Muir Rd
Martinez, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1970

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Agustin John Argenal
(925) 671-0610
2485 High School Ave
Concord, CA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Patrick Eugene Kavanaugh
(925) 671-0610
2485 High School Ave
Concord, CA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Arie Van Gemeren, MD
(925) 671-0610
2485 High School Ave Ste 100
Concord, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1974

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Ralph Moskowitz
(925) 372-2000
150 Muir Rd
Martinez, CA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Christopher John Forrest, MD
850 Sage Dr
Martinez, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1995

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Clifford Steven Schultz, MD
(510) 233-9300
2160 Appian Way
Pinole, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1966

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Arie Vangemeren
(925) 671-0610
2485 High School Ave
Concord, CA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Srikrishin A Rohra
(925) 685-7598
2222 East St
Concord, CA
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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