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Cardiologist Sulphur LA

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Miguel A DePuy
(337) 493-4357
600 S Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Christopher S Thompson, MD
(337) 494-3948
600 S Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Carl Fastabend
(337) 433-8400
501 Doctor Michael Debakey Dr
Lake Charles, LA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Lake Charles Memorial And St. Pat
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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William R Condos
(337) 494-3278
1717 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Xavier Rene Mousset
(337) 439-5800
1605 Foster St
Lake Charles, LA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Michael C Turner
(337) 493-4357
600 S Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Michael Clair Turner, MD
(337) 494-3948
600 S Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Christus St Patrick Hosp, Lake Charles, La
Group Practice: Pacemaker Clinic

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William Randolph Condos Jr, MD
(318) 474-5092
1717 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1979

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Richard M Gilmore Jr, MD
(337) 497-0675
501 S Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1977

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James Scott Dunnick, MD
(337) 494-3948
600 S Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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