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Cardiologist Rocky Mount NC

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Shalendra Kumar Varma, MD
(252) 937-0229
901 N Winstead Ave
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1982

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Omatta M Sirisena
(252) 443-7678
117 Foy Dr
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Bill L Glass
(252) 937-0200
901 N Winstead Ave
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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James William Grant, MD
(919) 937-0290
901 N Winstead Ave
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dolphin H Overton III, MD
(919) 243-7049
PO Box 3209
Wilson, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, Nc
Group Practice: Wilson Cardiology Assoc

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Sudhir Prasada
(252) 937-0200
901 N Winstead Ave
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialty
Cardiology

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Maitreya B Thakkar, MD
(252) 937-0200
901 N Winstead Ave
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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Shalendra K Varma
(252) 937-0200
901 N Winstead Ave
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialty
Cardiology

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Maitreya B Thakkar
(252) 937-0200
901 N Winstead Ave
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Jefferson Lund, MD
(252) 243-7161
PO Box 3209
Wilson, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Wilson Memorial Hospital, Wilson, Nc
Group Practice: Wilson Cardiology Associates P A

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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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