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Cardiologist Valparaiso IN

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Maturu Satya Rao, MD
(219) 531-9419
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vijayanagara Inst Med Sci, Gulbarga Univ, Bellary, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Mary Med Ctr, Hobart, In; Porter Mem Hosp, Valparaiso, In; St Anthony Hosp, Michigan City, In
Group Practice: NW Indiana Cardiovascular Phys

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Keith Atassi
(219) 531-9419
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Akram Kholoki, MD
(219) 531-9419
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1988

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Hector Juan Marchand, MD
(219) 531-9419
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1975

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Kais Yehyawi, MD
(219) 762-0400
284 Muirfield Dr
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1986

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John Anthony Forchetti
(219) 531-9419
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Hector Juan Marchand
(219) 531-9419
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sandeep Sehgal, MD
(219) 531-9419
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mgm Med Coll, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya, Indore, Mp, India
Graduation Year: 1990

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Daniel Paul Linert, MD
(219) 531-9419
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Med Ctr, Crown Point, In; Porter Mem Hosp, Valparaiso, In
Group Practice: Northwestern Indiana Cardvclr

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John Anthony Forchetti, MD
(219) 462-8188
502 Wall St
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Porter Mem Hosp, Valparaiso, In; St Anthony Hosp, Michigan City, In
Group Practice: Northwest Indiana Cardio Phys

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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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