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Cardiologist Mobile AL

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Mark Andre Goncalves
(251) 471-3544
1855 Springhill Ave
Mobile, AL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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John William Boyer
(251) 471-3544
1855 Springhill Ave
Mobile, AL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Walter H Johnson Jr, MD
(334) 433-0404
1855 Spring Hill Ave
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Capstone Medical Ctr

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John Everett Stone
(251) 471-3544
1855 Springhill Ave
Mobile, AL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Robert Bryan Allison, MD
(251) 471-7914
2451 Fillingim St
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Baylor University Med Ctr, Dallas, Tx
Group Practice: Medprovider

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Terry Chris Stelly
(251) 471-3544
1855 Springhill Ave
Mobile, AL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Larkin Jeffrey Daniels
(251) 471-3544
1855 Springhill Ave
Mobile, AL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Theresa Pryor Roca, MD
(251) 433-4700
1 Mobile Infirmary Cir
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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Gerhard Arnold W Boehm, MD
(251) 479-8755
PO Box 7401
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1971

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Frank S Pettyjohn
(251) 470-5890
2451 Fillingim St
Mobile, AL
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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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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