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Cardiologist Olympia WA

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Dennis Charles Koukol, MD
120 State Ave NE Apt 222
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1968

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Harton Singer Smith
(360) 754-1737
406 Black Hills Ln Sw
Olympia, WA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jimmy Zhuang Swan
(360) 754-1737
406 Black Hills Ln Sw Ste A
Olympia, WA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Gregg Julin
(360) 754-1737
406 Black Hills Ln Sw
Olympia, WA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Philip William Berger
(360) 754-1737
406 Black Hills Ln Sw
Olympia, WA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Philip Berger, DO
(360) 754-1737
406 Black Hills Ln SW Ste A
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Med Ctr, Spokane, Wa; Capital Med Ctr, Olympia, Wa
Group Practice: Olympia Multi-Specialty Clinic

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Richard Pierce Kennedy, MD
(360) 413-8521
pmb 736 2103 Harrison Ave NW ste-2
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1983

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Christopher Lane Wolfe, MD
(360) 413-8547
3220 Sunset Beach Dr NW
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Harton Singer Smith, MD
(508) 383-1670
406 Black Hills Ln SW Ste A
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1980

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James G Julin, MD, FACC
(360) 704-3402
406 Black Hills Ln SW Ste A
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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