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Cardiologist Sanford NC

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Dr.Radha Kachhy
(919) 774-6262
1301 Carthage Street
Sanford, NC
Gender
F
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Mahmoud Khadir Atieh
(919) 777-9005
110 Fields Dr
Sanford, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sidney C Smith Jr., MD
(919) 966-5201
130 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
Business
UNC Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Srinivas Munugoti
(910) 485-6470
3634 Cape Center Dr
Fayetteville, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Douglas Craig Privette
(252) 758-3211
850 W H Smith Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sydney Glen Short, MD
(919) 774-6262
1301 Carthage St # B
Sanford, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1983

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Richard Kutnick MD
(212) 879-2628
898 Park Ave
New York, NC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Michael Cuffe
(919) 620-4467
Duke University Medical Ctr
Durham, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Timothy Merrill Winslow
(910) 762-2433
2150 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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David Scott Andrews
(704) 316-5100
1718 E 4th St
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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