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Cardiologist Apex NC

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Sidney C Smith Jr., MD
(919) 966-5201
130 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
Business
UNC Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Rafael M Moreschi, MD
(919) 467-2253
105 Kilmayne Dr Ste B
Cary, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Asuncion, Fac De Cien Med, Asuncion, Paraguay
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc

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Deepak B Shah, MD
(919) 233-0059
300 Keisler Dr Ste 204
Cary, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Bruce Warren Usher
(919) 851-6901
300 Ashville Ave
Cary, NC
Specialty
Cardiology

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Sameh Khamis Mobarek
(919) 851-6901
300 Ashville Ave
Cary, NC
Specialty
Cardiology

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Mehar Srivani Reddy Ambati
(919) 363-6060
1051 Pemberton Hill Rd
Apex, NC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Sunil J Desai, MD, FACC
(919) 233-0059
300 Keisler Dr Ste 204
Cary, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Bruce Usher
(919) 851-6901
300 Ashville Avenue #310
Cary, NC
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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Jeffrey Richard Daw, MD
(919) 851-6901
400 Ashville Ave Ste 320
Cary, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1990

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Bruce Warren Usher Jr, MD
(919) 851-6901
300 Ashville Ave Ste 301
Cary, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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