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Cardiologist Auburn AL

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Donald W Rhodes
(334) 821-1219
994 Drew Ln
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Kevin Patrick Ryan, MD
(334) 705-1700
1211 Ingleside Dr
Auburn, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1984

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Michael Brian Williams, MD
(334) 821-1219
994 Drew Ln P O Box 1033
Auburn, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1984

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Donald William Rhodes Jr, MD
(334) 821-1219
994 Drew Ln
Auburn, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1996

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Brian Arthur Foley, MD
(334) 704-0501
2045 Winding Way
Auburn, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: East Alabama Med Ctr, Opelika, Al
Group Practice: East Alabama Cardiovascularl Associates; East Alabama Medical

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Robert Frank Ingram
(334) 821-1219
994 Drew Ln
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ajay Thakur, MD
(718) 780-1809
608 Potomac Dr
Auburn, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indira Gandhi Med Coll, Himachal Pradesh Univ, Shimla, Hp, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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William Ross Davis
(334) 321-3809
2375 Champions Blvd
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Allan Schwadron, MD
(334) 793-5672
1789 Field Stone Ln
Auburn, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Flowers Hosp, Dothan, Al; Southeast Alabama Med Ctr, Dothan, Al
Group Practice: Hearts South

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David G Holmes
(334) 321-3809
2375 Champions Blvd
Auburn, AL
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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