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Cardiologist Snellville GA

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Laurence M Lesser, MD
(770) 979-1200
147 Coopers Pond Dr
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1970

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Albert J Tuboku Metzger, MD
(404) 256-2593
5877 Southland Dr
Stone Mountain, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1967

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Adam Gordon Brandau, MD
(404) 296-1256
2360 Spencers Way
Stone Mountain, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1964

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Michael A Lipsitt
(770) 962-0399
755 Walther Rd
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Philip Romm, MD
(770) 962-0399
755 Walther Rd
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1985

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Shiva Sharma
(770) 995-6684
500 Medical Center Blvd
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Niraj Sharma
(770) 962-0399
755 Walther Rd
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Philip A Romm
(770) 962-0399
755 Walther Rd
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Demir Baykal, MD
(770) 962-4895
600 Professional Dr Ste 220
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Istanbul Univ, Cerrahpasa Tip Fak, Istanbul, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1984

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Salil J Patel
(770) 962-0399
755 Walther Rd
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, 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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