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Cardiologist Ridgecrest CA

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Iresha C Goonesinghe
(760) 371-3008
301 Drummond Ave
Ridgecrest, CA
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Earl W Ferguson
(760) 499-3454
1081 N China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA

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Michael Luther Chin, MD
(530) 674-2851
481 Plumas Blvd
Yuba City, CA
Feather River Cardiovascular Institute

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Sami M Shoukair, MD
(714) 523-7122
5471 La Palma Ave
La Palma, CA
H Mark Fatemi & Sami M Shoukair MDs

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Gisela C Okonski, MD
(530) 244-3278
1355 East St
Redding, CA
Northern Heart & Vascular

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Jack C Shrader, MD, FACC
(760) 446-4571
1111 N China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lisa Matzer
(818) 840-9200
2121 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA
Lisa Matzer, M.D., a Professional Corporation
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Preventive Health
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, United, Medicare, Healthcare Partners, Pacific Care, Motion Picture, and many other insurances
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Providence St. Joseph Burbank
Residency Training: Cedars Sinai
Medical School: Yale University, 1988
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Mark A Winchester, MD
(916) 733-1788
5301 F St
Sacramento, CA
Northern California Cardiology Associates

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Jijibhoy J Patel MD
(209) 466-4903
2320 N California St
Stockton, CA

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Bruce A Benedick, MD
(650) 617-8100
1950 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA
Cardiovascular Medicine & Cardiac Arrhythmias

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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


    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.


    About 70 percent of people with restrictive cardiomyopathy die within 5 years of when symptoms begin.


    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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