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Cardiologist Rio Rancho NM

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Chris J Wehr, MD
(505) 563-2500
201 Cedar SE
Albuquerque, NM
Business
Presbyterian Heart Group
Specialties
Cardiology

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Jerome Eldon Goss, MD
(505) 462-6400
PO Box 1860
Corrales, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1961

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Robert J DuBroff
(505) 792-1137
4824 Mcmahon Blvd Nw
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Samuel Phillip Bass, MD
(505) 263-1125
4320 Canada Pl NW
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 2000

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Jane Ellen Schauer, MD
(505) 563-2570
151 Phoenix Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1993

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Richard L Converse, MD
(505) 301-0916
425 Windsong Ln
Corrales, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1987

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Robert Jared Du Broff, MD
(505) 792-1137
4824 McMahon Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1977

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Erik Jay Funk, MD
(505) 269-0245
4105 Willowbrook Pl NW
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1975

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Diane SansonEtti
(505) 821-5404
5639 Jefferson St Ne
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Elizabeth Ortiz Palmer, MD
(505) 841-1000
7612 American Heritage Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hospital, Santa Fe, Nm
Group Practice: New Mexico Heart Institute Pa Albuquerque Cardiology Div

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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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