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Cardiologist Irmo SC

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Verne M Prosser, MD
5 Cobbleville Ct
Irmo, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Leverne Marvin Prosser, MD
(803) 256-6511
Harden St One Richland Medical Park Ste 420
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1996

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James William Phillips, MD
(803) 256-6511
1 Richland Medical Park Dr Ste 420
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1995

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Gopi Yogesh Shah, MD
(803) 256-6511
8 Richland Medical Park Dr Ste 300
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1996

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M Donald Alexander
(803) 256-6511
8 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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William W Stuck
(803) 256-6511
8 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sharon Jean Kaminer, MD
(803) 434-7940
2 Richland Medical Pk Rd Ste 306
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1980

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Gopi Y Shah
(803) 256-6511
8 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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David C Isbell
(803) 256-6511
8 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Reid Warren Tribble, MD
(803) 765-0871
1 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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