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Cardiologist North Pole AK

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Jonathan R Starr
(907) 451-6682
1408 19th Ave
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Keith B Gianni, MD
(907) 452-6137
Suite 1 1222 Well Stret
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94
Graduation Year: 1968

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Keith B Gianni
(907) 452-6137
1222 Well St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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David W SonNeborn
(907) 561-3211
3841 Piper Street
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jonathan R Starr
(907) 451-6682
1408 19th Ave
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Richard Joseph Burger
(907) 452-6610
2009 Cowles St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Cardiology, Infectious Disease

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David S Grauman
(907) 456-2825
1919 Lathrop St Ste 203
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Steve J Compton, MD
(907) 561-3211
3220 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1989

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Seth L Krauss
(907) 561-3211
3841 Piper Street
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Lisa N Gray, DO
(907) 561-3211
3260 Providence Dr Ste 537
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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