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Cardiologist Kingsport TN

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Thomas Michael Bulle, MD
(423) 230-5023
2050 Meadowview Pkwy
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Holston Valley Hosp & Med Ctr, Kingsport, Tn
Group Practice: Heart Center Of Cardiovascular

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Gregory Kevin Jones
(423) 230-5000
2050 Meadowview Pkwy
Kingsport, TN
Specialty
Cardiology

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Francis J Lauro
(423) 857-7650
2205 Pavilion Dr
Kingsport, TN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sitaram Guruarao Kadekar
(423) 230-5000
2050 Meadowview Pkwy
Kingsport, TN
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Robert Keith Kramer, MD
(423) 230-5000
2050 Meadowview Pkwy
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1993

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Sitaram Gururao Kadekar, MD
1009 Nottingham Ct
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Texoma Restorative Care Hosp, Denison, Tx
Group Practice: Heartplace

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Clair S Hixson, MD
(423) 230-5000
2050 Meadowview Pkwy
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Indian Path Med Ctr, Kingsport, Tn; Holston Valley Hosp & Med Ctr, Kingsport, Tn
Group Practice: Heart Center Of Cardiovascular

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David C Metzger, MD
(423) 230-5627
2050 Meadowview Pkwy
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1992

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Melanie R Davidson
(423) 857-7650
2205 Pavilion Dr
Kingsport, TN
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Francis J Lauro, DO
(423) 288-6097
2205 Pavilion Dr Ste 201
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Grandview Med Ctr, Jasper, Tn

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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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