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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 Finney
(205) 939-4507
833 Saint Vincents Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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Salpy V Pamboukian, MD
(205) 934-3438
THT 321 1900 University Blvd,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1993

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Byron Dale Jones
(205) 939-0139
2700 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jack Borden Taylor, MD
(757) 428-6589
2000 6th Ave S Rm 4C33
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1965

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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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Brian Hwan Kim, MD
205-934-3411 x88217
619 S 19th ST P2220 West Pavilion
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1995

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James K Kirklin, MD, FACC
(205) 934-3368
739 Zeigler Bldg 703 S 19th St,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ferdinand Urthaler, MD
(205) 731-9365
2000 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Zurich, Med Fak, Zurich, Switzerland
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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