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Cardiologist Murphy NC

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Brian Patrick Mitchell
(828) 837-8131
4188 E Us Highway 64
Murphy, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Paul Conrad
(800) 291-4020
2855 Old Highway 5
Blue Ridge, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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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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Gretchen Lois Wells, MD
(336) 716-9664
Medical Center Blvd,
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1994

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Milton D Harris
(336) 768-0437
3073 Trenwest Dr
Winston-Salem, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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High Mountain Healthcare & Life Wellness
(706) 745-2229
63 Pleasant Hill Road
Blairsville, GA
Services
Yoga, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Fitness/Exercise, Family Practice, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Shailesh Malla, MD
(716) 632-2066
Burns Professional Building Suite 106 2855 Old Hig
Blue Ridge, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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

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Donald Frederick Fortin, MD
(919) 481-0990
Durham, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Duke University Med Ctr, Durham, Nc

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Richard Evereley Waters II, MD
Dumc
Durham, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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