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Cardiologist Trussville AL

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Michael Thomas Simpson, MD
(205) 838-3955
52 Medical Park East Dr Ste 215
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Carraway Methodist Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Birmingham Heart Clinic

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Andrew Clark Kronenberg, MD
(205) 838-3955
52 Medical Park East Dr Ste 215
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1996

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Robert E Foster
(205) 856-2284
100 Pilot Medical Drive
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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John L Harlan
(205) 838-3835
48 Medical Park Dr E
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Robert Evans Foster, MD
(205) 838-3955
52 Medical Past East Dr Ste 215
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Birmingham Heart Clinic

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James Randal Trimm
(205) 856-2284
100 Pilot Medical Dr
Bham, AL
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Alvaro A Aldana
(205) 838-3895
48 Medical Park Dr E
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Augustus H Maclean, MD
(205) 838-3895
48 Medical Park East Dr #453
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1965

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Christopher Andrew Brian, MD
(205) 838-3955
52 Medical Park East Dr Ste 215
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1993

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Wilson David Spruill, MD
(205) 838-3066
52 Medical Park Dr E Ste 420
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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