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Cardiologist Huntersville NC

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Francis Kiet Le
(704) 766-0320
13220 Rosedale Hill Ave
Huntersville, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Charles Lewis Harring, MD
(704) 887-4530
10030 Gilead Rd Ste 201
Huntersville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1998

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Charles Martin Elliott, MD
(704) 373-0212
18303 Bowsprit Pointe Rd
Cornelius, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dominique Andre Falewee
(704) 896-8547
19620 W. Catawba Ave
Cornelius, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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George Craig Clinard, MD
(704) 549-8997
3419 Wylie Meadow Ln
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kenneth D Weeks
(704) 887-4530
10030 Gilead Rd
Huntersville, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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George V Irons
(704) 887-4530
10030 Gilead Rd
Huntersville, NC
Specialty
Cardiology

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Craig Alan Greene, MD
(704) 316-1220
17407 Summer Place Dr
Cornelius, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1986

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Matthew John LeVinsky
(704) 896-8547
19620 West Catawba Avenue
Cornelius, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sanjay Ramanbhai Patel
(704) 549-8997
101 E Wt Harris Blvd Ste 1213
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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