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Cardiologist Covington GA

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Thomas Leonard Crews, MD
(770) 786-2983
PO Box 27
Covington, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1957

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Enrique A Flores
(770) 786-0077
4140 Tate St Ne
Covington, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mark C Hanson
(770) 786-0077
4140 Tate St Ne
Covington, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Leroy Montgomery Willson
(770) 786-0077
4140 Tate St Ne
Covington, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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George R Mayfield, MD, FACC
(706) 798-1131
PO Box 1207
Oxford, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael Paul Cecil, MD
(770) 786-6201
4140 Tate St NE
Covington, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1986

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James S Abraham
(770) 786-0077
4140 Tate St Ne
Covington, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mark C Hanson, MD, FACC
(770) 786-0077
1184 Floyd St NE
Covington, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Azizul Hoque, MD
(770) 785-7112
1400 Wellbrook Cr Ste 103
Conyers, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: First Moscow Sechenov Med Inst, Moscow, Russia
Graduation Year: 1986

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Leroy M Willson, MD
20 Emerald Ln
Mansfield, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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