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Cardiologist Chevy Chase MD

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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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Alan M Weintraub
(301) 654-6442
5530 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Clarion Ellis Johnson, MD
(703) 846-4034
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1976

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Thomas Spencer Goldbaum
(301) 656-4064
5530 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialty
Cardiology

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Robert Alex Lager, MD
(301) 325-4806
7209 Delfield St
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: George Washington Univ Hosp, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates

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Stanley M Silverberg, MD
(301) 656-9070
5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 925
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1952

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Roy Devonne Flood Jr, MD
(202) 832-1800
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1990

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Barry Steven Talesnick, MD
(301) 656-9070
5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 925
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Sibley Mem Hosp, Washington, Dc; Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md
Group Practice: Cardiology & Internal Medicine

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Mortona A Kavalier
(301) 657-1682
5454 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Richard Elliott Rubin, MD
(301) 654-6442
5530 Wisconsin Ave Ste 750
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Psychiatric Institute Of Washi, Washington, Dc; Sibley Mem Hosp, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Medicine

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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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