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Cardiologist Florence SC

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Ian Smith
(843) 629-8084
1706 2nd Loop Rd
Florence, SC
Specialty
Cardiology

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David Paul Bottomy
(843) 629-8084
1706 2nd Loop Rd
Florence, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ian Douglas Smith, MD
(843) 629-8084
2324 Windsor Forest Dr
Florence, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978

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James Louis Dedonis
(843) 629-8084
1706 2nd Loop Rd
Florence, SC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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David Paul Bottomy, MD
(843) 629-8040
1706 2nd Loop Rd
Florence, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1971

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Llewellyn A Rowe
(843) 629-8084
1706 2nd Loop Rd
Florence, SC
Specialty
Cardiology

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Dr.Gregory May
(843) 629-8084
1706 2nd Loop Road
Florence, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Llewellyn Alexander Rowe, MD
(843) 629-8084
PO Box 13356
Florence, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1988

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Vitt P Leng, MD
(843) 629-8084
1818 Osprey Dr
Florence, SC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1971

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James Louis Dedonis, MD
(843) 629-8084
1706 2nd Loop Rd
Florence, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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