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Cardiologist North Augusta SC

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Steven Scott Humphrey, MD
(706) 721-2736
581 Calbrieth Way
North Augusta, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 2000

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John F Salazar
(706) 724-8611
1348 Walton Way
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Stephen R Broadwater, MD
(706) 724-9473
818 Saint Sebastian Way Ste 311
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1994

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Roque Arteaga, MD
(305) 336-1270
BBR 5520 1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kraig M Wangsnes
(706) 724-8611
1348 Walton Way
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John William Thornton III, MD
(706) 721-7867
PO Box 31510
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: University Hosp, Augusta, Ga
Group Practice: Augusta Heart Assoc

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Robert Angelo Sorrentino, MD
(706) 721-7815
1120 15th St Bldg BBR6518
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Kraig Wangsnes
(478) 625-7200
1348 Walton Way # 5100
Augusta, GA
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Janet Louise Utz, MD
(706) 774-9000
818 Saint Sebastian Way Ste 404
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1996

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George Akowua Mensah, MD
(404) 729-5066
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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