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Cardiologist Gadsden AL

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Chaihan U Korn, MD
(256) 543-3055
PO Box 182
Gadsden, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Ramathibodi Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Riverview Reg Med Ctr, Gadsden, Al
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates-Gadsden

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Ronald W Hanson, MD
(256) 549-0650
310 S 5th St
Gadsden, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1977

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Virenjan K Narayan
(256) 546-6200
503 S 5th St
Gadsden, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Ronald Hanson
(256) 549-0650
310 South 5th Street
Gadsden, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Bankimchandra J Patel
(256) 546-6200
503 S 5th St
Gadsden, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ronald Windell Hanson
(256) 549-0650
310 S 5th St
Gadsden, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ghanshyam Patel
(256) 543-3047
431 S 3rd St
Gadsden, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Chaihan U Korn
(256) 543-3047
431 S 3rd St
Gadsden, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ghanshyam Patel, MD
(205) 543-3047
340 Lakewood Dr
Gadsden, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manchester, Fac Of Med, Manchester (352-08 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Riverview Reg Med Ctr, Gadsden, Al
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates-Gadsden

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Dharam Aggarwal Paul, MD
(205) 547-7655
224 Dogwood Cir
Gadsden, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: M G M Med Coll, Ranchi Univ, Jamshedpur, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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