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Cardiologist High Point NC

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James R McGukin
(336) 885-6168
306 Westwood Ave
High Point, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas Geoffrey Folk, MD
(336) 885-6168
306 Westwood Ave Ste 401
High Point, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: High Point Regional Hospital, High Point, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Cardiology Assoc

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Fareed Farah Al Khori, MD
(336) 883-0402
721 N Elm St Ste 101
High Point, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1985

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James Robert Mc Gukin Jr, MD
(336) 885-6168
306 Westwood Ave Ste 401
High Point, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: High Point Regional Hospital, High Point, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Cardiology Associates Pa

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Helgi Julius Oskarsson
(336) 802-2125
300 Gatewood Ave
High Point, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Alexander Erdin
(336) 885-6168
306 Westwood Ave
High Point, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Herman Barrett Cheek, MD
(336) 885-6168
306 Westwood Ave Ste 401
High Point, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: High Point Regional Hospital, High Point, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Cardiology Associates Pa; High Point Cardiology Assoc

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Fareed Farah Al-Khori
(336) 802-2125
300 Gatewood Ave
High Point, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Steven C Rohrbeck
(336) 885-6168
306 Westwood Ave
High Point, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ali Akbary, MD
(336) 855-6168
306 Westwood Ave Ste 401
High Point, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Spartan Hlth Sci Univ, Vieux Fort, St Lucia
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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