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Cardiologist Cullman AL

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Mir Kwon W Varquez, MD, FACC
(205) 737-1946
1801 Parkview Dr NE
Cullman, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.James S. Lee
(256) 737-1946
2021 Hwy 157
Cullman, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Brian Foley
(334) 749-3411
3316 U.S. 280 #214
Alexander City, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: East Alabama Med Ctr, Opelika, Al
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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David Charles Mayer, MD
(334) 438-4600
1720 Spring Hill Ave Ste 201
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1981

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John A Williams
(334) 264-9191
1758 Park Pl
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Cardiology

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James Shu-lei Lee
(256) 737-1946
2021 Al Highway 157
Cullman, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Shulei Lee, MD
(256) 737-1946
PO Box 1190
Cullman, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1992

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Zhi-Qiang Lan, MD
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Shanghai First Med Coll, Shanghai, (242-16 Pr 1/71)(Natl Shanghai M C)
Graduation Year: 1985

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James Shu-lei Lee
(256) 737-1946
2021 Al Highway 157
Cullman, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Peter Robertson
(205) 934-5038
619 19th St S
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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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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