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Cardiologist Raleigh NC

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Pankaj N Parikh
(919) 881-7770
3406 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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J William Earnhardt, MD
(919) 232-0050
2800 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 403
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1982

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Willard Lee Kennedy
(919) 781-7772
3324 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Cardiology

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Joseph Anthony Guzzo
(919) 881-0160
4207 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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James George Scanlan
(919) 881-0160
4207 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Gregory Charles Rose
(919) 420-1347
4325 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Cardiology

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Dr.Michael J. Zellinger
(919) 231-8253
4325 Lake Boone Trail #315
Raleigh, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Philip R Miller, MD
(919) 781-7500
1900 Chase Ct
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1967

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Robert Kincaid Bruner, MD
(919) 881-0160
4207 Lake Boone Trl Ste 200
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jack W Noneman Jr, MD
(919) 781-7772
3324 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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