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Cardiologist Birmingham AL

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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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Jose Antonio Tallaj, MD
(205) 934-3438
THT 338 1900 University Blvd,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Catol Madre Y Maestra (Ucmm), Fac De Cien Med, Santiago
Graduation Year: 1992

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James Owen Finney Jr, MD
(205) 933-4640
833 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 300
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1965

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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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Mark William Feinberg, MD
2000 6th Ave S # F
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1994

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Cooper Green Hazelrig, MD
(205) 599-3500
2600 Arlington Ave S Apt 79
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Montclair Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Associates Pc

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William Stephen McMahon, MD
(205) 934-3460
619 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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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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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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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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