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Cardiologist Topeka KS

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Orvel Warren Meyer
(785) 233-9643
600 Sw College Ave
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Francis J Weyrens
(785) 270-4100
929 Sw Mulvane St
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Craig Frederick Gernon, MD
(785) 270-4190
929 SW Mulvane St
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1990

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Donald H Jackson
(785) 233-9643
600 Sw College Ave
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Walter Kelley, MD
(785) 266-8742
2600 SW 34th St
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1973

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Arnold R Graham
(785) 270-4100
929 Sw Mulvane St
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ernest John Podrasky, MD
3154 SW 15th St
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1999

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Lambert A Wu
(785) 270-4100
929 Sw Mulvane St
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Orvel Warren Meyer, MD
(785) 233-9643
600 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1974

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Robert Eugene Roeder, MD
(785) 354-7407
3225 SW Westover Rd
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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