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Cardiologist Little Rock AR

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Jawahar Lal Mehta, MD
(501) 296-1401
4301 W Markham St Slot 532
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1967

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Sree Kesan, MD
(501) 686-6051
4301 W Markham St # 727
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jim Bliss Norton Jr, MD
(501) 224-9001
10100 Kanis Rd
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1963

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David Dean Griffin, MD
(501) 255-6118
10100 Kanis Rd
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1993

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Randell B Minton
(501) 227-7596
9501 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mangaraju Chakka
(501) 255-6000
10100 Kanis Rd
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Balakrishna Pai
(501) 686-8000
4301 W Markham St # 783
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Donald F Meacham
(501) 255-6000
10100 Kanis Rd
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Douglas Holloway
(501) 227-7596
9501 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.BK SINGH
(501) 227-7596
9501 Lile Dr # 600
Little Rock, AR
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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