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Cardiologist Boone NC

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LeVerne S Fox
(828) 264-9664
175 Mary St
Boone, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jeanette Marie Billett, MD
(828) 264-9664
175 Mary St
Boone, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1986

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Joseph Walter Helak, MD
(910) 341-3301
175 Mary St
Boone, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: New Hanover Reg Med Ctr, Wilmington, Nc
Group Practice: Wilmington Health Associates Medical Clinic Llc

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Albert Gersing, MD
(828) 898-7778
Banner Elk, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1958

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Ronald L McGowan, MD, FACC
(828) 898-5002
PO Box 357
Linville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Peter Thomas Ashline
(828) 264-9664
175 Mary St
Boone, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Joseph Walter Helak
(828) 264-9664
175 Mary St
Boone, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Peter Thomas Ashline, MD
(828) 264-9664
175 Mary St
Boone, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1989

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Lambert P McLaurin, MD
(757) 873-0360
PO Box 695
Valle Crucis, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1967

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Johnny Reyes Dy, MD
(828) 754-3988
1041 Morganton Blvd SW St 101
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: De La Salle Univ Coll Of Med, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Pa
Group Practice: Hickory Cardiology Associates; North Penn Comprehensive Health Svs Laurel Health Ctr

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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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