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Cardiologist Charleston WV

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Jashvantlal K Thakkar
(304) 342-8579
331 Laidley St
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ahmed M Sakkal
(304) 344-0186
331 Laidley St
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jashvanthal K Thakkar, MD
(304) 342-8579
331 Laidley St Ste 208
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv

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Dr.Ahmed Sakkal
(304) 344-0186
331 Laidley St # 406
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Maria Luna Tan Navarro, MD
(304) 345-2500
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv

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Ronald Jeffrey McCowan
(304) 720-8822
505 Capitol St
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Cardiology

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Ahmed Moudar Sakkal, MD
(304) 344-0186
415 Morris St Ste 304
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1977

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Edmundo E Figueroa
(304) 345-4285
415 Morris St Ste 301
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Bassam Moushmoush
(304) 347-2042
331 Laidley St
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dilip Kumar Basu, MD
(304) 345-5460
1825 Devondale Cir
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rg Kar Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1960

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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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