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Cardiologist Ashland KY

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Charles Milton Rhodes, MD
(606) 836-9613
800 Saint Christopher Dr
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Kings Daughters Med Ctr, Ashland, Ky; Our Lady Of Bellefonte Hosp, Ashland, Ky
Group Practice: Ashland-Bellefonte Cardiology

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Richard Eberhardt Paulus, MD
(606) 324-4745
617 Twentythird St
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1973

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Riaz Baqir
(606) 329-1997
617 23rd St
Ashland, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.ROBERT Fried
(606) 326-9847
613 23rd St # 210
Ashland, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Kings Daughters
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Zane A Darnell
(606) 324-4745
613 23rd St
Ashland, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Richard A Ansinelli
(606) 324-4745
613 23rd St
Ashland, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Richard Allen Ansinelli, MD
(606) 324-4745
613 23rd St Ste 230
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Cabell Huntington Hosp, Huntington, Wv; St Marys Hospital, Huntington, Wv
Group Practice: Huntington Internal Medicine Group

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Roger John Klein, MD
(606) 836-3143
800 Saint Christopher Dr # 2
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1979

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Terence C Ross
(606) 324-4745
613 23rd St
Ashland, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Charles Milton Rhodes
(606) 836-9613
800 Saint Christopher Dr
Ashland, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, 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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