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Cardiologist Decatur GA

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William A Cooper, MD
(404) 686-2513
550 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA
Business
Emory Healthcare Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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Chris Vaccari, MD
83 Hampshire Ct
Avondale Estates, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jennifer Mary Collins, MD
(559) 439-4059
178 Elvan Ave NE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1997

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Kreton O Mavromatis, MD
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1994

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Kimberly Champney, MD
(404) 377-9656
619 Sycamore Ridge Dr
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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M Virginia Tuggle, MD
(404) 289-5101
1336 Columbia Dr Ste A
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1949
Hospital
Hospital: Dekalb Med Ctr, Decatur, Ga

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Michael Shane Lloyd, MD
299 Ivy Glen Cir
Avondale Estates, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1999

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Walter Quinton Gradek, MD
(404) 687-8623
5 Wilburn Ct
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1997

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Michael Barry Stubbs
(404) 292-4348
465 Winn Way
Decatur, GA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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R Beauvais Randall Jr, MD
(404) 378-0271
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Dekalb Med Ctr, Decatur, Ga

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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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