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Cardiologist Valdosta GA

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Richard J Nijem
(229) 244-9800
1700 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Richard Joseph Nijem, MD
(229) 244-9800
1700 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1972

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Gregory Stuart Uhl, MD
(702) 564-4441
2301 N Ashley St
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1973

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Joseph Calvin Stubbs, MD
(229) 244-4720
2421 S 40 Rd
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: South Georgia Med Ctr, Valdosta, Ga
Group Practice: South Georgia Medical Assoc

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George Edmund Powell
(229) 242-8480
3207 Country Club Dr
Valdosta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mark A Corbitt
(229) 333-0300
104 W Northside Dr
Valdosta, GA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Larry Eugene Smith, MD
(912) 242-6351
4513 Green Island Rd
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1992

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Terry Bruce Tri, MD
(229) 242-2788
2301 N Ashley St
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: South Georgia Med Ctr, Valdosta, Ga
Group Practice: South Georgia Cardiology

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William Charles Nijem, MD
(229) 244-9800
1700 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1975

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Kuldeep Singh Talwar
(904) 242-8480
3207 Country Club Dr
Valdosta, GA
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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