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Cardiologist Tifton GA

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Joseph Murray Turner, MD
(229) 391-4100
2225 US Highway 41 N
Tifton, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Tift Gen Hosp, Tifton, Ga
Group Practice: Affinity Health Group

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Michael S Fenster
(229) 391-9980
907 18th St E
Tifton, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Paul M Murray
(229) 391-4100
2225 Us Hwy 41 N
Tifton, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Don Wayne Roberts
(229) 382-9338
1111 20th St E
Tifton, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Gastroenterology

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Murray H Gray, MD
(941) 349-4054
2225 US Highway 41 N
Tifton, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1953

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Robert Pratt Wight Jr, MD
(229) 391-4100
1421 Mary Ann Ave
Tifton, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Tift Gen Hosp, Tifton, Ga
Group Practice: Affinity Health Group

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William Walter Hancock
(229) 391-9980
907 18th St E
Tifton, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Alfred Carl Gorman, MD
901 18th St E
Tifton, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Morehouse Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30310
Graduation Year: 1991

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Paul Michael Murray, MD
(912) 391-4270
2225 US Highway 41 N
Tifton, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1985

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William Walter Hancock, MD
(229) 391-9980
907 18th St E Ste 310
Tifton, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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