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Cardiologist Raleigh NC

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Joseph Michael Falsone, MD
(919) 790-5391
3320 Wake Forest Rd Ste 204
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1994

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John Mark Englehardt
(919) 781-7772
3324 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Cardiology

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Mitchell Scott Collman, MD
(919) 231-6132
4301 Lake Boone Trl Ste 309
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1979

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Obinnaya Chiegeiro Umesi, MD
330 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jimmy Locklear
(919) 420-1340
4325 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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James George Scanlan, MD
(919) 881-0160
4207 Lake Boone Trl Ste 200
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.George Adams
(919) 862-5100
3320 Wake Forest Rd # 200
Raleigh, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 2000
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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James Zidar
(919) 620-4467
3320 Wake Forest Rd Ste 202
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Malay Agrawal, MD
(919) 881-0160
4207 Lake Boone Trl Ste 200
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1996

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James Patrick Zidar, MD
(919) 862-5110
3320 Wake Forest Rd Ste 202
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
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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