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Cardiologist Columbus GA

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George A Miller, MD
(706) 323-5552
2525 Williams Rd
Columbus, GA
Business
Columbus Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Ralph Lachlan Mc Bean, MD
(706) 324-1399
1343 Peacock Ave
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center, Columbus, Ga
Group Practice: Columbus Clinic

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R Richard Schwindt, MD
(706) 324-7377
2725 Warm Springs Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center, Columbus, Ga
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Disease Spec

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Samir H Mewar, MD
(706) 322-0528
1906 Warm Springs Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahatma Gandhi Inst Of Med Sci, Nagpur Univ, Wardha, Maharashtra
Graduation Year: 1981

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Shane B Darrah
(706) 243-4500
2300 Manchester Expy
Columbus, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Jose Antonio Lopez Lago, MD
(706) 323-3488
1411 Wynnton Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1969

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Sebastian O Hubbuch III, MD
(706) 323-3888
PO Box 8709
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1981

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Alonzo Earl Jones, MD
(706) 322-3647
3 Mountain Ridge Ct
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1987

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Edward A Matthews, DO
(706) 323-5552
2724 Warm Springs Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1982

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Zulfiquar Bhatti
(706) 322-0528
1906 Warm Springs Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialty
Cardiology

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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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