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Cardiologist Chattanooga TN

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Timothy M Talbert
(423) 629-4106
2341 Mccallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Cardiology

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Mark D Hays
(423) 778-5445
910 Blackford St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Steven Thomas Mast, MD
(423) 697-2000
2501 Citico Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1993

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David Parks Hall, MD
(706) 375-5714
960 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1948
Hospital
Hospital: Hutcheson Med Ctr, Ft Oglethorpe, Ga
Group Practice: Association Of Thoracic-Cardiovascular Surgery

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David John Wendt, MD
(423) 697-2318
2501 Citico Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Chattanooga Heart Institute

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Mark Douglas Hays, MD
(423) 778-6180
910 Blackford St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1982

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Mark C Thel
(423) 697-2000
2501 Citico Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Brian Negus
(423) 697-2000
2501 Citico Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Theodore D Richards
(423) 629-4106
2341 Mccallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Powers Warren, MD
(423) 697-2000
2501 Citico Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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