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Cardiologist Hillsborough NC

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Sidney C Smith Jr., MD
(919) 966-5201
130 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
Business
UNC Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Thomas R Griggs, MD, FACC
(919) 966-5207
2736 Dairyland Rd
Hillsborough, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Gary Michael Felker, MD
PO Box 17969
Durham, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1993

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Gad Cotter, MD, FACC
PO Box 17969
Durham, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kenneth William Mahaffey, MD
(919) 668-8845
PO Box 17969
Durham, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1989

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Manesh Raman Patel, MD
(919) 668-7807
1513 Ainsworth Blvd
Hillsborough, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1997

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Thomas Michael Bashore, MD
(919) 684-2407
PO Box 3012
Durham, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1972

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Sana M Al Khatib, MD
(919) 668-8649
PO Box 17969
Durham, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1993

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Eric David Peterson, MD
(919) 668-8830
PO Box 17969
Durham, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1988

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Matthew Todd Roe, MD
(919) 668-8959
PO Box 17969
Durham, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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