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Cardiologist Savannah GA

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Randy Kyle Bottner
(912) 352-8700
6301 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Joseph Craig Harkness
(912) 352-8700
6301 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Charles Edward Drake, MD
(912) 355-5333
5354 Reynolds St Ste 505
Savannah, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1977

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Robert Calvin Rollings, MD
(912) 352-8700
6301 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hosp, Savannah, Ga
Group Practice: Savannah Cardiology

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William Bryan Hartley
(912) 352-8700
6301 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Kenneth Russell Hardigan, MD
(912) 352-8700
6301 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1978

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Randy Kyle Bottner, MD
(912) 352-8700
6301 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hosp, Savannah, Ga
Group Practice: Heart & Lung Group Of Savannah

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Robert C Rollings
(912) 352-8700
6301 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Kenneth Russell Hardigan
(912) 352-8700
6301 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Bernard Mayer Portman, MD
(912) 964-0440
5102 Paulsen St
Savannah, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Health Univ Med Ctr, Savannah, Ga; St Josephs Hosp, Savannah, Ga
Group Practice: Savannah Pediatrics

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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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