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Cardiologist Birmingham AL

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Byron Judson Colley III, MD
(205) 934-2493
Univ Of Alabama Dept Of Me
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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Lionel M Bargeron, MD, FACC
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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William John Rogers Jr, MD
(205) 934-4791
334 LHR Building,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Uab Health System

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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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Frank Bennett Pearce, MD
(205) 934-3460
620 South 20th Street,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Hosp Of Alabama, Birmingham, Al; University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al; Southeast Alabama Med Ctr, Dothan, Al

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

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Andrew Paul Miller, MD
10472rb 703 19th St S,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1998

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John B Richardson
(205) 939-0023
2660 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Gilbert Jack Perry, MD
(205) 934-1341
700 S 19th St (111 H)
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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