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Cardiologist Birmingham AL

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Abdul Malik Sheikh, MD
(205) 290-0505
MCLM 268 1530 3rd Ave S,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1999

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Steven Glen Lloyd, MD
(205) 934-9736
BDB 101 1530 3rd Avenue South,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1997

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Fadi G Hage, MD
(205) 934-9549
306 Lyons Harrison Research Bldg,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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Richard Cox
(205) 933-4679
833 Saint Vincents Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Andrew Ernest Epstein, MD
(205) 731-9365
321l Tinsley Harrison Tower 1530 3rd Ave South,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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Vijay Kumar Misra, MD
(205) 934-7898
2000 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Himanshu Gupta, MD
1808 7th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1995

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Brigitta C Brott, MD
(205) 934-7898
BDB 383 1808 Seventh Ave S,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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