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Cardiologist Griffin GA

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James Orien Day III, MD
(770) 227-1587
231 Graefe St
Griffin, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dave Brian Remington, MD
(770) 229-5897
231 W College St
Griffin, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Spalding Reg Hosp, Griffin, Ga; Crawford Long Hosp, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Main Street Medical Group

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Abiodun G Olatidoye, MD
(770) 991-2100
821 Black Diamond Dr
McDonough, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Legal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ibadan, Coll Of Med, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1987

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Walter Quinton Gradek
(770) 716-0051
1267 Highway 54 W
Fayetteville, GA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Homayoun S Amin, MD
(770) 907-9009
3431 Lost Valley Dr
Jonesboro, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Shahid Beheshti Univ, Fac Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1975

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David B Remington
(770) 229-5897
321 S 9th St
Griffin, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Orion Day
(770) 227-1587
231 Graefe St
Griffin, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Barry Robert Dix, MD
(770) 917-0266
514 Cypress Pt
McDonough, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1976

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Ramakrishman S Iyer, MD
(304) 345-9570
7965 High Point Dr
Jonesboro, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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George Joseph Vellanikaran
(770) 716-0051
1267 Highway 54 W
Fayetteville, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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