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Cardiologist Yakima WA

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Ralph Thomas McLaughlin
(509) 248-7715
406 S 30th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Richard K Spiegel
(509) 248-7715
406 S 30th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Richard Kerr Spiegel, MD
(509) 248-7715
406 S 30th Ave Ste 201
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Yakima Med Ctr, Yakima, Wa; Yakima Valley Mem Hosp, Yakima, Wa
Group Practice: Yakima Heart Ctr Inc

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Roger E Vielbig, MD
(509) 248-7715
406 S 30th Ave Ste 201
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1973

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Robert Andrew Ortiz, MD
(509) 248-7715
302 S 10th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1987

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James Theo Dodge Jr, MD
(509) 248-7715
406 S 30th Ave Ste 201
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Yakima Med Ctr, Yakima, Wa
Group Practice: Yakima Heart Ctr Inc

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Donald Harrison Ballew, MD
(509) 248-9770
1908 W Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1955

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Ashutosh V Bapat
(509) 248-7715
406 S 30th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Christos E Mandanis, MD
(509) 966-1972
2010 White Pine Ct
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Aristotelian Univ Of Thessaloniki, Fac Of Med, Thessaloniki, Greece
Graduation Year: 1990

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Robert A Ortiz
(509) 248-7715
406 S 30th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Cardiology, 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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