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Cardiologist Hickory NC

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Mark Henry Hennington
(828) 323-1100
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Derek Johnedward Luney, MD
(828) 324-4804
2079 46th Avenue Dr NE
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1988

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Lambert Paschal McLaurin
(828) 322-1498
419 2nd St Nw
Hickory, NC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Cemil Mehmet Purut
(828) 323-1100
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Stephanie S Lindsay, MD
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1997

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Vincent Joseph Patrone, MD
(828) 261-0009
320 40th Avenue Dr NW
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1982

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Philip Alexander Paspa, MD
(704) 261-0009
161 Pleasant Point Dr
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1984

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Richard Alan Carlton
(828) 323-1100
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Thomas M Wiley, MD
(202) 782-4483
990 19th Ave NW
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1986

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Thomas E Fitz, MD, FACC
2133 9th St NW
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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