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Cardiologist Covington KY

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Mark Arthur Meier, MD
(734) 936-4000
401 E 20th St
Covington, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1998

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Frank Thomas Jenike, MD
(513) 751-4222
986 Paradrome St
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1968

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Caitlin Giesler, MD
(513) 558-4721
333 Milton St
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Stephen Michael Meyers, MD
(513) 558-3487
173 Military Pkwy
Fort Thomas, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1997

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Stephen H Boyer
(859) 331-0774
900 Medical Village Dr
Edgewood, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Charles J Hardebeck, MD
(859) 781-9178
99 Highview Dr
Fort Thomas, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisvill
Graduation Year: 1979

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Robert Joshua Toltzis, MD
(513) 651-0222
625 Eden Park Dr Ste 340
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1974

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Robert Lahuis Coith Jr, MD
(513) 745-9800
1452 Riverside Dr
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1977

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Harry Ford Fry, MD
(513) 621-2203
2211 Eastern Ave
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1968

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John Paul Runyon
(513) 721-8881
2123 Auburn Ave
Cincinnati, OH
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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