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Cardiologist Gaffney SC

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Ishfaq H Shah
(864) 487-4291
707 6th St
Gaffney, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Dr.David Rodak
(864) 583-8647
1690 Skylyn Dr # 230
Spartanburg, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Ronald H Littlefield, MD
(864) 585-5433
324B N Pine St
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Spartanburg Reg Med Ctr, Spartanburg, Sc
Group Practice: Cardio Medical Assoc

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Harold Edward Fleming, MD
(864) 585-5433
PO Box 1771
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1965

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Yoganand J Hiremath, MD
(402) 483-3333
857 Inverness Cir
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1989

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John P Coan, MD, FACC
224 Pineville Rd
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ronald Harrison Littlefield
(864) 582-8900
319 N Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Kristen Kay Pfeiffer, MD
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1993

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John Allen Crow, MD
(662) 620-6800
591 Crow Rd
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates-North Ms

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Waenard L Miller Jr, MD
(864) 674-0873
432 Elford Grove Rd
Jonesville, 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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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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