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Cardiologist Avondale AZ

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Ashish Pershad, M.D.
(602) 307-0070
1331 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona
Specialties
Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Complex Peripheral Vascular Intervention
Doctor Information
Residency Training: Health Cleveland, Inc. Fairview General Hospital; Lutheran Medical Center Cleveland, Ohio; Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center; Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center
Medical School: Grant Medical School, University of Bombay, India,

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Dr.Nathan Laufer
(602) 307-0070
9305 W Thomas Rd # 270
Phoenix, AZ
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Good Samaritan Reg Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Thomas David Perry, MD
(623) 848-3295
5251 W Campbell Ave Ste 206
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1974

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Patrick J G Browne, MD
(623) 974-2434
10192 W Coggins Dr
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Dublin, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Dublin
Graduation Year: 1971

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Kumar L Ravi
(623) 974-3649
10503 W Thunderbird Blvd
Sun City, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Riyaz Abdul-Rauf Sumar, MD
(623) 848-3296
5471 West mohawk Lane
Litchfield Park, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Krishna Inst Of Med Sci, Shivaji Univ, Karad, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1995

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Alan Joel Dessen
(623) 846-1001
5251 W Campbell Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas D Perry
(623) 848-3295
5251 W Campbell Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology

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Federico T Florendo
(623) 875-6001
13188 N 103rd Dr Ste 200
Sun City, AZ
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Glenn Reynolds, MD
(623) 974-3649
10401 W Thunderbird Blvd
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Walter O Boswell Mem Hosp, Sun City, Az; Arizona Heart Hosp, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Consultants In Cardiology

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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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