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Cardiologist Clayton NC

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Benjamin Granger Atkeson
(919) 359-0322
555 Medical Park Pl
Clayton, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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Kenneth Stan Friedman, MD
(919) 787-5380
555 Medical Park Pl Ste 201
Clayton, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1979

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Eric Michael Janis, MD
(919) 989-7909
423 N 7th St
Smithfield, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1989

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Franklin Charles Wefald, MD
(919) 989-7909
423 N 7th St
Smithfield, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1985

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Matthew Alan Hook
(919) 231-8253
3000 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Benjamin Atkeson, MD, FACC
(919) 359-0322
148 Townsend Dr
Clayton, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kenneth S Friedman
(919) 359-8040
11618 Us Highway 70 W
Clayton, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Craig Steven Carter, MD
(919) 938-4002
712 Wilkins St Ste E
Smithfield, NC
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Episcopal Hosp, Philadelphia, Pa; Northeastern Hospital Of Phila, Philadelphia, Pa; Mercy Hosp Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa
Group Practice: Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surg

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Timothy Wm Anderson, MD
(713) 951-9933
1201 N Brightleaf Blvd
Smithfield, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1974

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Gregory Charles Rose, MD
(919) 231-8253
3000 New Bern Ave Ste G100
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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