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Cardiologist South Bend IN

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John L Jenkins, MD
(219) 234-9001
621 Memorial Dr Ste 502
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1968

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Walter Henry Halloran
(574) 237-0644
707 N Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Walter Henry Halloran, MD
(574) 522-6565
707 N Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1984

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John Pete Katsaropoulos, MD
(574) 234-9001
621 Memorial Dr Ste 502
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ronald David Nelson, MD
(574) 234-9001
621 Memorial Dr Ste 502
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1974

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John Kobayashi
(574) 234-9001
621 Memorial Dr
South Bend, IN
Specialty
Cardiology

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John Katsaropoulos
(574) 234-9001
621 Memorial Dr
South Bend, IN
Specialty
Cardiology

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Ronald D Nelson
(574) 234-9001
621 Memorial Dr
South Bend, IN
Specialty
Cardiology

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Michael Frederick Steinberg
(574) 237-0644
707 No Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Thomas Edward Capannari, MD
(574) 232-3325
707 N Michigan St Ste 316
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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