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Cardiologist Forest Park GA

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William A Cooper, MD
(404) 686-2513
550 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA
Business
Emory Healthcare Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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Andro George Kacharava, MD
80 Butler Street Se,
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tbilisi State Med Inst, Tbilisi, Georgia
Graduation Year: 1986

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Isaac V Joseph, MD
(770) 994-7707
6555 Professional Pl Ste D
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: J N M C Med Coll, Karnataka Univ, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Steven Michael Rosenthal
(770) 991-9166
33 Upper Riverdale Road
Riverdale, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Krishna B Mohan
(770) 991-2100
6507 Professional Pl
Riverdale, GA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Clarence E Morgan
(770) 961-4646
769 Morrow Rd
Forest Park, GA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Tarek Abdel G Helmy, MD
80 Butler Street Se,
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: V A Med Ctr Atlanta, Decatur, Ga

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Kenneth S Gimbel
(770) 991-2100
6507 Professional Pl
Riverdale, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Patrick A Egbe, MD
(404) 907-9009
483 Upper Riverdale Rd SW Ste C
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Lagos, Coll Of Med, Lagos, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1980

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Jose Angel Camacho, MD
11 Upper Riverdale Rd
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med, Bayamon Pr 00621
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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