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Cardiologist Asheville NC

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John Hunter Russell, MD
(828) 274-6000
14 McDowell Street P O Box 7239
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1963

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Joseph John Souza, MD
(828) 274-6000
14 McDowell St
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1990

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Harry G Burton
(828) 258-1121
257 Mcdowell St
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Brian H Asbill
(828) 274-6000
5 Vanderbilt Park Dr
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John H Russell
(828) 274-6000
5 Vanderbilt Park Dr
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Donna Ann Page, MD
(704) 254-5326
77 McDowell St
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1988

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James Joseph McGovern, MD
(828) 274-6000
5 Vanderbilt Park Dr
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1990

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Todd Herman Hansen, MD
(828) 274-6000
5 Vanderbilt Park Dr
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988

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Wade H Saunders
(828) 274-6000
5 Vanderbilt Park Dr
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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James J McGovern
(828) 274-6000
5 Vanderbilt Park Dr
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

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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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