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Cardiologist Alexandria VA

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Richard Hart, MD
(703) 241-1010
6400 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA
Business
MSG of NOVA
Specialties
Cardiology

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Lawrence A Miller
(703) 751-8111
4660 Kenmore Ave
Alexandria, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Paul OBrien
4660 Kenmore Ave # 800
Alexandria, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Alexandria
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Nibedita Mohanty, MD
(703) 780-9014
7015 E Manchester Blvd
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1986

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Robert Lawrence McSwain, MD
(703) 208-9797
5902 Mount Eagle Dr Apt 911
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1996

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Stephen Philip Rosenfeld, MD
(703) 751-8111
4660 Kenmore Ave Ste 1200
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1974

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Arina Van Breda, MD
(703) 751-7200
4320 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Radiology, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Va
Group Practice: Assn Of Alexandria Radiologist; Association Of Alexandra Radiologists Pc; Association Of Alexandria Radiologists Pc; Computed Tomography Center; Mri Associates Of Virginia; Radiology A

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Stephen M Day
(703) 751-8111
4660 Kenmore Ave
Alexandria, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Steinmetz Medical Associates
(703) 671-2700
1225 Martha Custis Drive, Suite C-1
Alexandria, VA
Services
Women's Health, Preventive Medicine, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Gynecology, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Bio-identical HRT, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Lawrence Allan Miller, MD
(703) 751-8111
4660 Kenmore Ave Ste 1200
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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