HolisticOnLine  Discover the Best!   

Comprehensive information about your health. Features conventional, alternative, integrative, and mind-body medicine.  
Holisticonline.com  gives you choices for your health,
naturally. (sm)  

Cardiologist Marietta GA

Local resource for Cardiologist in Marietta. Find addresses and phone numbers of business and services that provide access to Cardiologist in Marietta, GA.

William A Cooper, MD
(404) 686-2513
550 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA
Business
Emory Healthcare Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

Data Provided By:
William M Brown
(770) 426-4721
355 Tower Rd Ne
Marietta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Jerome B Blumenthal
(770) 422-2004
55 Whitcher St Ne
Marietta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Data Provided By:
Michael J Riley
(770) 426-4721
355 Tower Rd Ne
Marietta, GA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Jerome Bruce Blumenthal, MD
(770) 427-5511
55 Whitcher St NE
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1963

Data Provided By:
Cesar Augusto Egoavil, MD
(770) 424-6893
55 Whitcher St NE Ste 350
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1998

Data Provided By:
Reed Warren Seligman, MD
(770) 427-0035
790 Church St NE Ste 470
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1993

Data Provided By:
Maury C Newton, MD, FACC
(404) 427-4633
700 Church St NE
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Scott Anthony McKee
(770) 424-6893
55 Whitcher St Ne
Marietta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Donald A Page Jr, MD
(770) 424-6893
55 Whitcher St NE Ste 350
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1983

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Holisticonline.com

Holisticonline.com is developed and maintained by ICBS, Inc.
Send mail to: info@holisticonline.com with comments about this web site.
Copyright © 1998-2011 ICBS, Inc. Terms of Use
All Rights Reserved.