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Cardiologist Mcallen TX

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Fabian Aurignac, MD
(956) 687-7863
705 N Ware Rd
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1990

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Fabian Aurignac
(956) 682-7111
705 N Ware Rd
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Marco A Carbajal, MD, FACC
(713) 475-2633
2403 N 10th St # 109
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Hilary Francis Almeida, MD
(630) 852-0230
222 E Ridge Rd Ste 115
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Topiwala Nat'L Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Carlos David Mego
(956) 618-2999
1200 E Savannah Ave
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Benjamin David Robalino, MD
(956) 686-5226
1217 S Cynthia St
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Prog Acad De Med, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Allen Med Ctr, McAllen, Tx; McAllen Heart Hospital, McAllen, Tx
Group Practice: Valley Cardiology Pa; Valley Cardiology Pa

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Norman Michael Ramirez, MD
(956) 682-1888
400 E Newport Ln
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1981

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Filiberto Rodriguez-Salinas
(956) 630-9430
500 E Ridge Rd
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Tawhid A Shuaib
(956) 686-5226
500 E Ridge Rd
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Subbarao Yarra
(956) 618-2999
1200 E Savannah Ave
Mcallen, TX
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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