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Cardiologist Birmingham AL

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Munish Kumar Goyal, MD
701 S 19th St LHRB 306,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1998

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Hasan Guven
(205) 939-0139
2700 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Yung Lau
(205) 934-3460
620 20th Street South #320
Birmingham, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Harish Doppalapudi, MD
(205) 934-0820
306 Lyons Harrison Res Bldg 701 S 19th St,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Thomas Nielsen, MD
306 Lyons Harrison Research Bldg,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Barry Kennedy Rayburn, MD
(205) 934-3438
1900 University Blvd THT 321,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1986

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Robert Charles Bourge, MD
(205) 934-3624
LHRB 310-710 19th St South,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Uab Health System

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Raymond L Benza, MD
(205) 934-3438
Cardiovasc Dis 321G,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1989

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Ami Edward Iskandrian, MD
(205) 934-0545
THT Room 311 1900 University Blvd,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Baghdad, Coll Of Med, Baghdad, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1965

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Raymond Edwin Ideker, MD
(205) 975-4710
Volker Hall B140,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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