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Cardiologist Simpsonville SC

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Alejandro N Lopez, MD
(864) 583-8647
302 Powers Garden Rd
Simpsonville, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1990

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Lawrence Tye Weston, MD
(864) 271-1444
712 Grove Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Arrhythmia Consultants

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John Walter Worthington, MD
(864) 232-1803
14 Edgewood Dr
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1972

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Joseph Houston Henderson, MD
(864) 232-1803
30 Quail Hill Dr
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Edgewood Cardiology

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Joseph A Manfredi
(864) 271-1444
712 Grove Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialty
Cardiology

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Aftab Ahmad Awan, MD
729 SE Main St
Simpsonville, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jerry D Champ, MD
(864) 455-6900
877-B W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1985

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Francis T Thandroyen, MD
(864) 240-8101
105 Doctors Dr
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Natal, Fac Of Med, Congella, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1973

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John S Kabas
(864) 455-6800
890 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Lawrence W Freeman
(864) 235-7665
1005 Grove Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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