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Cardiologist Huntsville AL

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Warren Lee Strickland, MD
(205) 539-4080
PO Box 040005
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1984

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Walter Herbert Haught, MD
(256) 539-4080
PO Box 040005
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1989

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David Albert Woodard, MD
(256) 539-4080
PO Box 040005
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1989

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Cynthia J Anastas, MD
(256) 881-5874
2045 Cecil Ashburn Dr Suite 201
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1986

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James Daniel Murphy
(256) 539-4080
930 Franklin St Se
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Michael Campbell, MD
(256) 539-4080
PO Box 040005
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1984

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Vivian C Aboko Cole Hicks, MD
PO Box 18306
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1971

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John Thomas Hartley III, MD
(256) 532-1415
PO Box 040005
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1981

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Thomas Benton Washburn
(256) 533-1077
201 Sivley Rd Sw
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Dr.ENRIQUE VELASQUEZ
(256) 539-4080
930 Franklin Street Southeast
Huntsville, AL
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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