HolisticOnLine  Discover the Best!   

Comprehensive information about your health. Features conventional, alternative, integrative, and mind-body medicine.  
Holisticonline.com  gives you choices for your health,
naturally. (sm)  

Cardiologist Simi Valley CA

Local resource for Cardiologist in Simi Valley. Find addresses and phone numbers of business and services that provide access to Cardiologist in Simi Valley, CA.

Vinod K Gupta, MD
(805) 527-6616
2876 Sycamore Dr Ste 201
Simi Valley, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Punjabi Univ, Patiala, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1973

Data Provided By:
Vinod Kumar Gupta, MD
(805) 527-6616
2876 Sycamore Dr Ste 201
Simi Valley, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mgm Med Coll, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya, Indore, Mp, India
Graduation Year: 1972

Data Provided By:
Varol S Togay, MD
1687 Erringer Rd
Simi Valley, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Istanbul Univ, Cerrahpasa Tip Fak, Istanbul, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided By:
Vijay Garg, MD
(805) 522-3811
1687 Erringer Rd Ste 211
Simi Valley, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Punjabi Univ, Patiala, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1974

Data Provided By:
Vijay K Garg
(805) 522-3811
1687 Erringer Rd
Simi Valley, CA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Varol Serdar Togay
(805) 584-9293
1687 Erringer Rd
Simi Valley, CA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Vinod Kumar Gupta
(805) 527-6616
2876 Sycamore Dr
Simi Valley, CA
Specialty
Cardiology

Data Provided By:
Forough Parsa
(805) 522-1818
2925 Sycamore Dr
Simi Valley, CA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Forough Parsa, MD
(818) 879-7300
2925 Sycamore Dr
Simi Valley, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Centre Med Univ, Fac De Med, Geneve, Switzerland (Univ De Geneve)
Graduation Year: 1965

Data Provided By:
Robert Leon Blum, MD
(818) 702-8800
7230 Medical Center Dr Ste 400
West Hills, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1964

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Holisticonline.com

Holisticonline.com is developed and maintained by ICBS, Inc.
Send mail to: info@holisticonline.com with comments about this web site.
Copyright © 1998-2011 ICBS, Inc. Terms of Use
All Rights Reserved.