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Cardiologist Hot Springs National Park AR

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Allam Al Kowatli, MD
(501) 625-3400
180 Medical Park Pl Ste 102
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1989

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Stanley S Josef, MD
(501) 624-6641
107 Whispering Hills St
Hot Springs, AR
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Regional Health Ctr, Hot Springs, Ar; National Park Med Ctr, Hot Springs, Ar
Group Practice: Central Arkansas Cardio Inst

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Allen Robert Lee
(501) 624-6641
200 Heartcenter Ln
Hot Springs, AR
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Greg Allen St John, MD
(501) 624-6641
200 Heartcenter Ln
Hot Springs, AR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gregory Allen St John
(501) 624-6641
200 Heartcenter Ln
Hot Springs, AR
Specialty
Cardiology

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Jack Aldrich Cates II, MD
(501) 624-3376
1710 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Specialties
Dermatology, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Levi Hosp, Hot Springs, Ar; St Josephs Regional Health Ctr, Hot Springs, Ar; National Park Med Ctr, Hot Springs, Ar

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Dr.Allam Alkowatli
(501) 625-3400
180 Medical Park Place #202
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Npmc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Jeffrey George Tauth
(501) 624-6641
200 Heartcenter Ln
Hot Springs, AR
Specialty
Cardiology

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Stanley Stephen Josef
(501) 624-6641
200 Heartcenter Ln
Hot Springs, AR
Specialty
Cardiology

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Bimlendra Sharma
(501) 623-1330
1 Mercy Ln
Hot Springs, AR
Specialty
Cardiology

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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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