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Cardiologist Aiken SC

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Idris Sayed Sharaf, MD
(803) 644-4874
410 University Pkwy Ste 1520
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Persian (Farsi), Urdu
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: University Hosp, Augusta, Ga
Group Practice: Med South Cardiology/Drmtlgy

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Amy Rawl Epps, MD
(803) 642-6886
1106 Bellreive Dr
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1998

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Don L Pennington, MD
(803) 648-2970
3507 Summit Dr
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Gregory Lawton Eaves
(803) 641-4874
137 Miracle Dr
Aiken, SC
Specialty
Cardiology

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Idris Sayed Sharaf
(803) 641-4874
137 Miracle Dr
Aiken, SC
Specialty
Cardiology

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Ansermo Lester Arthur
(803) 641-4874
137 Miracle Dr
Aiken, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Loton Horton Rasmussen, MD
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1943

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David William Cundey, MD
(803) 641-4874
30 Holley Lake Cir
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Aiken Reg Med Ctr, Aiken, Sc
Group Practice: Aiken Cardiovascular Assoc

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Ansermo Lester Arthur, MD
(803) 641-4874
410 University Pkwy Ste 1520
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1987

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Thomas P Paxton
(803) 233-6576
137 Miracle Dr
Aiken, SC
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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