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Cardiologist Arab AL

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Stancel Martin Riley, MD
(256) 533-1077
176 Morrow Dr
Guntersville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1972

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Raymond N Fernandez
(256) 891-8580
4198 Us Highway 431
Albertville, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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F Kathryn Edwards, MD, FACC
3012 Waterman Dr SE
Hampton Cove, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Bankimchandra J Patel, MD
(256) 845-7191
2704 Wenzel Cir SE
Hampton Cove, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jeffrey K Anderson, MD
(205) 752-0694
701 University Blvd E Ste 400
Tuscaloosa, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: D C H Reg Med Ctr, Tuscaloosa, Al
Group Practice: Cardiology Consultants

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Raymond N Fernandez, MD
(256) 891-8580
4198 US Highway 431 Ste A
Albertville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Angeles Univ Fndn, Coll Of Med, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1988

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Andrew Grout Finlay Jr, MD
(256) 593-8114
PO Box 338
Albertville, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Marshall Med Ctr South, Boaz, Al

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David H Drenning, MD, FACC
(205) 533-3388
2901 Madrey Ln SE
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Gary Martin
(205) 780-4330
801 Princeton Ave Sw
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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James K Kirklin, MD, FACC
(205) 934-3368
739 Zeigler Bldg 703 S 19th St,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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