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Cardiologist Shreveport LA

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Frederick J White III, MD
(318) 631-6400
PO Box 37388
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Willis -Knighton Med Ctr, Shreveport, La
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Consultants

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William Eaves
(318) 631-6400
2727 Hearne Ave
Shreveport, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Matthew Varnell Dzurik, MD
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1999

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Ike Muslow
(318) 675-7737
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Family Practice, Internal Medicine

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Laura Anne margaret Murphy
(318) 798-9400
2727 Hearne Ave
Shreveport, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Richard Kent Barnett, MD
(318) 631-9121
PO Box 38150
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1965

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J Stanford Shelby, MD, FACC
(318) 222-9438
2751 Albert L Bicknell Dr
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Mary Catherine Mancini
(318) 813-2655
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Michael Futrell
(318) 631-6400
2727 Hearne Ave
Shreveport, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Paul Cole
(318) 631-6400
2727 Hearne Ave
Shreveport, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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