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Cardiologist Drexel Hill PA

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Stanley R. Berger
(215) 471-1817
5249 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Cardiology

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Edward William La Porta, MD
(610) 259-0240
2100 Keystone Ave Ste 200
Drexel Hill, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Crozer-Chester Med Ctr, Chester, Pa; Delaware County Mem Hosp, Drexel Hill, Pa; Bryn Mawr Hosp, Bryn Mawr, Pa
Group Practice: Cardiology Consultants Of Philadelphia

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Edward LaPorta
(610) 259-0240
2100 Keystone Ave
Drexel Hill, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Frederick Arthur Furia, MD
(610) 626-3500
2100 Keystone Ave
Drexel Hill, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1968

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Alexa Nana Hogarty, MD
(215) 561-0793
1005 Childs Ave
Drexel Hill, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1990

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Wayne V Arnold DO
(610) 667-2746
15 N Presidential Blvd
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Specialties
Cardiology

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Walter Kornienko
(610) 259-0240
2100 Keystone Ave
Drexel Hill, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Anthony Lista, MD
(610) 789-9433
4100 Marvine Ave
Drexel Hill, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa; Valley Forge Med Ctr & Hosp, Norristown, Pa
Group Practice: Delaware Valley Cardiology Grp

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Robert Marvin
(610) 259-0240
2100 Keystone Ave
Drexel Hill, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Barry Barry Raff
(610) 259-0240
2100 Keystone Ave
Drexel Hill, PA
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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