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Cardiologist Henderson KY

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Vernon Henry Humbert Jr, MD
(812) 452-3400
7674 Green River 1 Rd
Henderson, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1972

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W Philip Rivero Casino, MD, FACC
(270) 830-6651
319 8th St
Henderson, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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W Philip Rivero Casino, MD
(812) 426-9401
914 N Elm St
Henderson, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1983

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W Philip R Casino
(812) 473-2642
901 St Marys Dr
Evansville, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Phillip Henry Behrens, MD
(812) 473-2642
1400 Professional Blvd
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1983

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Scott A Watkins
(270) 827-0064
1413 N Elm St
Henderson, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Sridhar Banuru
(270) 827-8811
1138 N Elm St
Henderson, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mohit K Sheth
(270) 827-8811
1138 N Elm St
Henderson, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Deepa Kumbar
(812) 473-2642
901 St Marys Dr
Evansville, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

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Larry Dean Bucshon
(812) 473-2642
901 St Marys Dr
Evansville, IN
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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