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Cardiologist Birmingham AL

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Zhi-Qiang Lan, MD
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Shanghai First Med Coll, Shanghai, (242-16 Pr 1/71)(Natl Shanghai M C)
Graduation Year: 1985

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James D Allred, MD
(205) 934-0820
306 Lyons Harrison Research Bldg,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James Michael Parks
(205) 933-4679
833 Saint Vincents Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Guilherme Bromberg-Marin, MD
701 S 19th St LHRB 306,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jack William Brand Jr, MD
(205) 939-0139
2700 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983

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George Neal Kay, MD
(205) 934-1335
University Station 321J THT,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1979

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Joaquin G Arciniegas
(205) 939-0139
2700 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Khaled F Al Shaibi, MD
(205) 934-7898
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Abdel Aziz Univ, Coll Of Med & Allied Sci, Jeddah, Sau Arabia
Graduation Year: 1986

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Gilbert Joseph Zoghbi, MD
700 19th Street South Bvamc Heart Station 6th Floo
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1996

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Byron Dale Jones
(205) 939-0139
2700 10th Ave S
Birmingham, 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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