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Cardiologist Elizabethtown KY

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Reda A El-Shiekh
(270) 769-2929
1320 Woodland Dr
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Javier Julio Arce
(270) 765-3303
914 N Dixie
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialty
Cardiology

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Reda A Ibrahim El Shiekh, MD
(270) 769-2929
PO Box 6130
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1982

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Prabodh Manubhai Mehta, MD
(502) 765-5921
916 Woodland Dr
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Javier Arce, MD
(270) 765-3303
914 N Dixie Ave Ste 203
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Boliviana Mayor San Francisco X Chuguisaca, Fac Cien, Sucre
Graduation Year: 1980

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William A Hymes
(270) 234-1982
1107 Crown Pointe Dr
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Amarjit Manubhai De Sai, MD
(270) 765-5921
916 Woodland Dr
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Mohammad K Gayasaddin
(270) 765-2220
914 N Dixie Ave
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William J Godfrey
(270) 769-1049
914 N Dixie Ave
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Mohammad Iqbal, MD
(727) 581-6984
1230 Woodland Dr
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Khyber Med Coll, Univ Of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1962

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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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