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Cardiologist Waycross GA

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Joel William Ferree, MD
(866) 665-9753
2507 Alice St
Waycross, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1976

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Waycross Cardiology
(912) 285-3086
2507 Alice St
Waycross, GA

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Karthik Ramaswamy, MD
(770) 534-2020
200 S Enota Dr
Gainesville, GA
Business
Northeast Georgia Heart Center
Specialties
Cardiology

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Thomas J Murphy, MD
(706) 546-8510
700 Oglethorpe Ave
Athens, GA
Business
Athens Cardiology Group PC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Julian T Isakow
(770) 424-6893
1700 Hospital South Dr
Austell, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert M Packer
(912) 283-9423
711 Knight Ave
Waycross, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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William A Cooper, MD
(404) 686-2513
550 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA
Business
Emory Healthcare Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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George A Miller, MD
(706) 323-5552
2525 Williams Rd
Columbus, GA
Business
Columbus Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Jack Edwin Dawson
(404) 355-9815
275 Collier Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sricharan Chowdary Kantipudi
(404) 355-9815
275 Collier Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, 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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