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Cardiologist Pontiac MI

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Salvatore Don Gillette
(248) 338-5000
50 N Perry St
Pontiac, MI
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Lawrence James Zgliniec, MD
(810) 334-9691
44555 Woodward Ave Ste 505
Pontiac, MI
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Mercy Hosp, Pontiac, Mi

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Ingida Asfaw
(248) 858-3939
44555 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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David Forster
(248) 858-3939
44555 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Shapoor S Ansari, MD
35 S Johnson St Ste 3E
Pontiac, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1963

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Paul D Stein
(248) 858-6772
44405 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Frank A Bagnasco
(248) 335-8170
44555 Woodward
Pontiac, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Nitin Chandra Doshi, MD
44555 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Scb Med Coll, Utkal Univ, Cuttak, Orissa, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Gheorghe N Marinescu, MD
(248) 858-3938
44555 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Mercy Hosp, Pontiac, Mi; North Oakland Med Ctr, Pontiac, Mi

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Frank Anthony Bagnasco, MD
(248) 335-8170
44555 Woodward Ave Ste 507
Pontiac, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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