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Cardiologist Tacoma WA

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Timothy Chung
(253) 627-1244
1802 Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Roberta Sue Stephenson
(253) 272-1812
1901 S Cedar St Ste 103
Tacoma, WA
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Raed N Fahmy
(253) 627-1244
1802 Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Melvin La Verne Henry, MD
(253) 572-7320
1901 S Cedar St Ste 301
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1964

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Donald Gammon Hall, MD
(253) 403-4613
316 Martin Luther King Jr Way Ste 202
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1965

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Donald L Trippel, MD
(253) 272-1812
1901 S Cedar St Ste 103
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1980

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Uma M Krishnan
(253) 572-7320
1901 S Cedar St
Tacoma, WA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Raju Patel
(253) 857-6144
1901 S Union Ave
Tacoma, WA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Christopher B Stefanelli, MD
(253) 396-4868
314 Martin Luther King Jr Way Ste 303
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1997

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George Gilbert Johnston, MD
(253) 272-7777
1802 Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hospital & Health Ca, Tacoma, Wa; Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wa
Group Practice: Cardiac Surgery Group

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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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