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Cardiologist Georgetown KY

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Scott Monnin, MD
(859) 327-2142
488 Lemon Drop Ln
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Alberto Mazzoleni, MD
(606) 233-4058
3772 Gloucester Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Milano, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Milano, Italy
Graduation Year: 1952

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Charles E Martin
(859) 278-2334
1401 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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John C Sartini
(859) 258-4691
1221 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Andrew M Cross, MD, FACC
(859) 258-4661
1221 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Joe Manfredi, MD
(859) 323-8040
532 Skyview Ln
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lee Chadwick Shine, MD
125 E Maxwell St
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1959

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Naresh Anjur Kapali
(859) 276-4429
1401 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Cardiology

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Sarah S Rugg
(859) 258-4661
1221 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Meriwether Cary Blaydes, MD
(859) 258-4000
1221 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1954

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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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