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Cardiologist Norcross GA

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

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Pradyumna Eswara Tummala, MD
(770) 534-2020
2646 Henderson Ridge Dr
Tucker, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1992

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Anthony Dorsey
(770) 638-1400
1468 Montreal Rd
Tucker, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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David Suh
(770) 638-1400
1468 Montreal Rd
Tucker, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Joon Ahn, MD
(770) 414-4142
2810 Arbor Springs Trce
Tucker, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1997

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Vijaykumar S Kasi, MD, PHD
(678) 575-6404
6340 Indian Acres Trl
Tucker, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Sandeep Chandra
(770) 638-1400
1468 Montreal Road
Tucker, GA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Linda Yan
(770) 638-1400
1468 Montreal Road
Tucker, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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David H Song
(770) 638-1400
1468 Montreal Road
Tucker, GA
Specialty
Cardiology

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David Hyosup Song, MD
(770) 638-1400
1459 Montreal Rd
Tucker, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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