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Cardiologist Enterprise AL

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Ronald Alfano
(334) 671-1696
179 Katherine Ave
Ozark, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mary G Mercado, MD
322 White Ave
Ozark, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1992

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Marco Bobgna, MD
1900 University Blvd,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kevin Patrick Ryan, MD
(334) 705-1700
1211 Ingleside Dr
Auburn, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1984

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Beverly A Stoudemire-Howlett
(334) 280-1500
273 Winton M Blount Loop
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ronald Danl Alfano, MD
(334) 445-1711
109 Katherine Ave
Ozark, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1988

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Anand Pandey, MD
4401 Watermelon Rd
Northport, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ibadan, Coll Of Med, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jose Antonio Tallaj, MD
(205) 934-3438
THT 338 1900 University Blvd,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Catol Madre Y Maestra (Ucmm), Fac De Cien Med, Santiago
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.Sanjeev Hasabnis
(205) 877-9290
880 Montclair Rd # 1
Birmingham, AL
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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David Dunn Gayle, MD
(334) 793-9564
400 Plantation Rd
Dothan, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Flowers Hosp, Dothan, Al; Southeast Alabama Med Ctr, Dothan, Al
Group Practice: Pulmonary Associates

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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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