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Cardiologist Chapel Hill NC

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Sidney C Smith Jr., MD
(919) 966-5201
130 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
Business
UNC Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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John Lawrence Cotton, MD
(919) 966-4601
CB #7220 Ste 5158A 200 Mason Farm Rd,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1990

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Jaok Han, MD
(919) 968-4047
19008 Stone Brk
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kyongpook Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Taegu, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1951

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Beth Sharon Rosenberg, MD
(919) 942-5123
940 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jay Srinivas Varanasi, MD
3018 Old Clinic Bldg Ste Cb7005
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1999

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J Mitchell Sorrow, MD, FACC
PO Box 2431
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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A Masharn Doanes, MD
CB #7085 CT Surgery,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Walter Ang Tan, MD
(919) 843-3643
130 Mason Farm Rd Ste 4143,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1990

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Fred Costello, MD
(919) 966-4131
130 Mason Farm Rd,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael Gillespie, MD
CB#7075 130 Mason Farm Road,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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