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Cardiologist West Des Moines IA

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Michael C Fraizer, MD
(515) 241-8033
4328 Plumwood Dr
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Beloit Mem Hosp, Beloit, Wi

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Stephen Joseph Smalley, MD
(515) 633-3600
5880 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1993

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Mark S Bissing
(515) 633-3600
5880 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Shakuntala V Advani
(515) 633-3600
5880 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Mark Bissing
(515) 633-3600
5880 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Randolph Ralph Rough, MD
(515) 633-3600
5880 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Graz, Med Fak, Graz (407-27 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1977

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Steve J Smalley
(515) 633-3600
5880 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Joel Anthony From, MD
(515) 222-1166
5880 University Ave Ste 102
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1982

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David K LeMon
(515) 875-9090
5950 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Paul From, MD
(515) 222-7700
1601 NW 114th St Ste 240
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1948
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Iowa Lutheran Hosp, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Mercy Diagnostic Medicine Clnc

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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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