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Cardiologist Wyoming MI

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Eric Thomas Walchak
(616) 241-2333
5900 Byron Center Ave Sw
Wyoming, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Paul J Kovack
(616) 241-2333
5900 Byron Center Ave Sw
Wyoming, MI
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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John Allen Key
(616) 241-2333
5900 Byron Center Ave Sw
Wyoming, MI
Specialty
Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Michael S Florentine
(616) 459-8247
330 Barclay Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Arnold L Fenrich
(616) 391-3966
230 Michigan St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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John Craig Mulligan
(616) 241-2333
5900 Byron Center Ave Sw
Wyoming, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Matthew Warren Sevensma
(616) 241-2333
5900 Byron Center Ave Sw
Wyoming, MI
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Donald D Malcom
(616) 459-8247
330 Barclay Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Kim J Lee
(616) 459-8247
330 Barclay Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Michael C Vredenburg, DO
(616) 752-5350
310 Lafayette Ave SE Ste 315
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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