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Cardiologist Douglasville GA

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Raju Joseph Kulangara, MD
(770) 920-0085
6084 Professional Pkwy Ste A
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Calicut Univ, Calicut, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Wellstar Cobb Hosp, Austell, Ga; Douglas Hosp, Douglasville, Ga
Group Practice: Westside Pediatrics

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Rajendra C Desai, MD
(404) 944-0017
2145 Slater Mill Rd
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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J G Barrow, MD
(404) 942-3114
4161 Pool Rd
Winston, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1943

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Erdogan Oran
(770) 941-7741
1791 Mulkey Rd
Austell, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Amita N Dave
(770) 948-8680
1678 Mulkey Road
Austell, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Deepti Singh, MD
(770) 942-2142
4233 Ashland Cir
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: J Nehru Med Coll, Univ Rajasthan, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Rajendra Chhaganial DeSai
(678) 715-3334
2145 Slater Mill Rd
Douglasville, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Julian Isakow
(770) 424-6893
1700 Hospital South Dr Ste 409
Austell, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Julian T Isakow
(770) 424-6893
1700 Hospital South Dr
Austell, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ketan N DeSai
(770) 941-7741
1791 Mulkey Rd
Austell, GA
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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