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Cardiologist Victoria TX

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Ajay K Gaalla, MD
(361) 580-2200
201 Fairway St
Victoria, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.Ajay Gaalla
(361) 580-2200
2104 Patterson Drive
Victoria, TX
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Daksheshkumar Parikh, MD
(361) 574-1568
2104 Patterson Dr
Victoria, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mr Med Coll, Gulbarga Univ, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Bruce Eldon Wheeler
(361) 578-0231
2710 Hospital Dr
Victoria, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Kurtis Ray Krueger, MD
(512) 573-0756
4502 N Laurent St
Victoria, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Citizens Medical Center, Victoria, Tx; Detar Hosp, Victoria, Tx
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Associates

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Tywaun Tillman
(361) 573-0756
2700 Citizens Plz
Victoria, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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William T Campbell Jr, MD
2700 Citizens Plz Ste 206
Victoria, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1984

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Rodney Eugene Bowers, MD
(361) 573-0756
4502 N Laurent St
Victoria, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1973

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Robert Francis Oakley
(361) 573-0756
2700 Citizens Plz
Victoria, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Harish Chandna, MD
(361) 582-5777
2104 Patterson Dr
Victoria, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dr Sn Med Coll, Univ Of Rajasthan, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Warm Spring Hospital, Victoria, Tx

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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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