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Cardiologist Nashville TN

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Pablo J Saavedra, MD
(615) 322-2318
1215 21st Avenue South Ste 5209
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Bright Cage, MD
(615) 329-5144
222 22nd Ave N Ste 400
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1987

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Davis Clapp Drinkwater, MD
(615) 936-5500
2400 Patterson St Ste 400
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1976

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Andrew Thomas McRae
(615) 515-2100
2400 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Gordon Alfred Moreau, MD
(615) 321-8549
2011 Murphy Ave Ste 309
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1976

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Charles E Mayes, MD
222 22nd Ave N
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1995

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Kevin Mark Rankin, MD
(615) 329-5144
222 22nd Ave N Ste 400
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1991

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Robert S Binford
(615) 329-1122
2400 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Dawood Darbar, MD
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Dundee, Fac Med/Dent, Dundee, Scotland (803-02 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1989

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Thomas Joseph Killian
(615) 342-5950
2400 Patterson Street
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, 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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