HolisticOnLine  Discover the Best!   

Comprehensive information about your health. Features conventional, alternative, integrative, and mind-body medicine.  
Holisticonline.com  gives you choices for your health,
naturally. (sm)  

Cardiologist Mason City IA

Local resource for Cardiologist in Mason City. Find addresses and phone numbers of business and services that provide access to Cardiologist in Mason City, IA.

Samuel J Congello
(641) 422-6730
250 S Crescent Dr
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Dr.Gholam Zadeii
(641) 422-6730
250 S Crescent Dr
Mason City, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Daniel J Waters
(641) 422-6730
250 S Crescent Dr
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Data Provided By:
Farouk Belal, MD
(641) 422-6730
Mason City Clinic
Mason City, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Khartoum, Fac Of Med, Khartoum, Sudan
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided By:
James Tatkon-Coker
(641) 422-6730
250 S Crescent Dr
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Allan J Swanson
(641) 422-6730
250 S Crescent Dr
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
James E Tatkon Coker, MD
(641) 422-6730
250 S Crescent Dr
Mason City, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1974

Data Provided By:
Hung-Sam Lee, DO
(641) 422-7138
1000 4th St SW
Mason City, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Michael J Sarik
(641) 422-6730
250 S Crescent Dr
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
James T Reeder
(641) 422-6730
250 S Crescent Dr
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Holisticonline.com

Holisticonline.com is developed and maintained by ICBS, Inc.
Send mail to: info@holisticonline.com with comments about this web site.
Copyright © 1998-2011 ICBS, Inc. Terms of Use
All Rights Reserved.