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Cardiologist Greenwood SC

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Thomas Z LaJos
(864) 725-7900
303 W Alexander Ave
Greenwood, SC
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Rollo P Villareal
(864) 227-6818
421 Epting Ave
Greenwood, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Rollo Villareal
(864) 227-6818
421 Epting Avenue
Greenwood, SC
Gender
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Mihai Croitoru, MD
(864) 227-6818
104 Winchester Ct
Greenwood, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1993

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Paul E Kim
(864) 227-6818
421 Epting Ave
Greenwood, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mihai Croitoru
(864) 227-6818
421 Epting Ave
Greenwood, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Walter Ennis James III, MD
(864) 227-6818
1132 Spring St
Greenwood, SC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Self Memorial Regional Health, Greenwood, Sc
Group Practice: Piedmont Cardiology Assoc

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Carlos A Albrecht
(864) 227-6818
421 Epting Ave
Greenwood, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Walter Ennis James
(864) 227-6818
421 Epting Ave
Greenwood, SC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas Mc Coy Pritchard, MD
(864) 227-6818
1132 Spring St
Greenwood, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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