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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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Richard Sean Stack, MD
(919) 681-5089
106 Alder Pl
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Duke University Med Ctr, Durham, Nc

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Jorge Davalos, MD
(919) 966-5201
CB#7075 130 Mason Farm Road,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ernest Craige, MD, FACC
235 Mount Bolus Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ross J Simpson, MD
(919) 966-5208
CB#7075 Burnett Womack Bldg,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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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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Patricia Pat-Yue Chang, MD
(301) 652-1626
Cb 7075 Bioinformatics Bldg,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1995

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Leonard Sheffer Gettes, MD
101 Manning Dr Ste Cb7075
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1958

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Park Weed Willis IV, MD
(919) 966-5205
708 Greenwood Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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