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Cardiologist Elizabeth City NC

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Eduardo F Safille
(252) 338-9451
1134 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Lindsey L White
(252) 338-9451
1134 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Agnieszka J Silbert, MD
(847) 201-6016
1205 W Church St
Elizabeth City, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med W Warszawie, Warszawa, Poland
Graduation Year: 1994

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Sidney C Smith Jr., MD
(919) 966-5201
130 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
Business
UNC Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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John Flint Rhodes Jr, MD
(216) 444-2200
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1993

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John Louis Adami, MD
(252) 261-9047
111 Medical Dr Ste B
Elizabeth City, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Genova, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Genova, Italy
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Albemarle Hosp, Elizabeth Cty, Nc
Group Practice: Eastern Carolina Cardio

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Lindsey Lee White, MD
(252) 338-9451
1134 N Road St Ste 9
Elizabeth City, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1984

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Richard Frederick Wessel, MD, FACC
(252) 331-1100
600 Small Dr
Elizabeth City, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Richard Kutnick MD
(212) 879-2628
898 Park Ave
New York, NC
Specialties
Cardiology

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P J Goldschmidt Clermont, MD
(919) 668-1755
Box 3845 7451 Duke Hospital N,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Libre De Bruxelles, Fac De Med Et De Pharm, Bruxelles,
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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