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Cardiologist Athens GA

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Thomas J Murphy, MD
(706) 546-8510
700 Oglethorpe Ave
Athens, GA
Business
Athens Cardiology Group PC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Gregory Lawrence Johnson, MD
(706) 548-2777
740 Prince Ave Ste 11
Athens, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1971

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Rohit Tongia
(706) 548-9111
700 Sunset Drive
Athens, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Subodh K Agrawal
(706) 208-9700
2005 Prince Ave
Athens, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Walter Layher Jr, MD
(706) 546-8510
700 Oglethorpe Ave
Athens, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Athens Reg Med Ctr, Athens, Ga
Group Practice: Athens Cardiology Group

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Oh Bong Kwon, MD
(706) 548-5488
1010 Prince Ave
Athens, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yonsei Univ, Coll Of Med, Sudai-Moon-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1962

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Ulfer T Gudjonsson
(706) 208-1144
195 King Ave
Athens, GA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Thomas J Murphy
(706) 546-8510
700 Oglethorpe Ave
Athens, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Susan Kay Kreher, MD
(706) 543-8444
1500 Oglethorpe Ave Ste 300B
Athens, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1984

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Robert D Sinyard
(706) 546-8510
700 Oglethorpe Ave
Athens, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, 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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