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Cardiologist West Monroe LA

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William Benj Smith, MD
(318) 325-3812
200 Professional Dr
West Monroe, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr -Mercy Campu, New Orleans, La; Doctors Hosp Of Jefferson, Metairie, La
Group Practice: New Orleans Ctr-Clinical Rsrch

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Virginia Yajaira Gonzalez
(318) 338-3540
102 Thomas Rd
West Monroe, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ronald Paul Koepke, MD
(318) 322-1161
107 Contempo Ave
West Monroe, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Med Ctr, Monroe, La; Glenwood Reg Med Ctr, West Monroe, La
Group Practice: Pulmonary & Internal Medicine

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Assad Husein Mouhaffel
(318) 387-1946
102 Thomas Rd
West Monroe, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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David Gary Burkett
(318) 361-0086
1811 Glenmar Ave
Monroe, LA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Percy Thomas Causey Jr, MD
(318) 338-3525
102 Thomas Rd Ste 201
West Monroe, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Med Ctr, Monroe, La; Glenwood Reg Med Ctr, West Monroe, La

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Dr.Robert Keith White
(318) 966-6300
503 McMillan Road
West Monroe, LA
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Ronald Paul Koepke
(318) 322-1161
102 Thomas Rd
West Monroe, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Percy Thomas Causey
(318) 338-3525
102 Thomas Rd
West Monroe, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Imran Iftikhar Chaudry
(318) 699-0505
3100 Forsythe Ave
Monroe, LA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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