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Cardiologist Richardson TX

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Gary I Weingarden
(972) 699-3508
399 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Hootan Rahimizadeh
(972) 699-3508
399 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Nhan P Nguyen
(972) 699-3508
399 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX
Specialty
Cardiology

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Nhan Phuc Nguyen, MD
(972) 669-3508
399 W Campbell Rd Ste 300
Richardson, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1997

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Gary Irwin Weingarden, MD
(972) 699-3508
399 W Campbell Rd Ste 300
Richardson, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1980

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Joel Alan Roffman, MD
(972) 699-3508
399 W Campbell Rd Ste 300
Richardson, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Plano, Plano, Tx; Baylor-Richardson Med Ctr, Richardson, Tx
Group Practice: Heartplace Richardson

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Amir Iqbal Choudhry
(972) 699-3508
399 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Joel A Roffman
(972) 699-3508
399 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Bradley Michael Leonard, MD
(972) 274-6009
399 W Campbell Rd Ste 206
Richardson, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1982

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Hootan Rahimizadeh, MD
(972) 699-3508
399 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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