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Cardiologist Atlanta GA

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William A Cooper, MD
(404) 686-2513
550 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA
Business
Emory Healthcare Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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Sally Gabrielle Beer, MD
(404) 355-9815
95 Collier Rd NW Ste 2035
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Piedmont Hosp, Atlanta, Ga; Atlanta Med Ctr, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Cardiac Disease Specialists

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Andrew H Abernathy
(404) 355-2611
105 Collier Rd Nw Ste 1060
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Arthur John Cook Jr, MD
(404) 355-6562
95 Collier Rd NW Ste 2075
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1976

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Szilard Voros, MD
(404) 605-4905
1968 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pecsi Orvostudomanyi Egyetem, Pecs, Hungary
Graduation Year: 1996

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John W Hurst
(404) 355-6562
275 Collier Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sara Mobasseri
(404) 355-6562
275 Collier Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Randolph Craig Woodward, MD
(404) 351-9255
35 Collier Rd NW Ste 500
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1972

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Sally Gabrielle Beer
(404) 355-9815
275 Collier Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Carlisle Jacobs, MD
(404) 523-8640
95 Collier Rd NW Ste 2035
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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