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Cardiologist Kinston NC

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Michael B King
(252) 559-2200
701 Doctors Dr
Kinston, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Shyamal K Mitra
(252) 559-2200
701 Doctors Dr
Kinston, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Alan Kirollos
(252) 523-6000
2503 North Queen Street
Kinston, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Richard Kutnick MD
(212) 879-2628
898 Park Ave
New York, NC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Kenneth B Rhinehart, MD
(336) 722-0449
3171 Flanders Dr
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1978

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George Harper West, MD
(252) 522-3661
109 Airport Rd
Kinston, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston, Nc
Group Practice: Kinston Diagnostic Group Pa

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Alan Nageeb Kirollos, MD
(252) 523-6000
PO Box 5455
Kinston, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Asyut, Fac Of Med, Asyut, Egypt
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston, Nc
Group Practice: Kinston Diagnostic Group Pa

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Michael Brian King, MD
(252) 559-2200
701 Doctors Dr Ste N
Kinston, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1971

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Sidney C Smith Jr., MD
(919) 966-5201
130 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
Business
UNC Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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James Robert Foster, MD
(919) 231-8253
3000 New Bern Ave Ste G100
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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