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Cardiologist Ellicott City MD

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Janet Nagel Scheel, MD
(410) 955-5987
2916 Shadowbrook Ct
Ellicott City, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1985

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Coner Francis Lundergan, MD
(202) 741-3333
Ellicott City, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1982

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Alexander M Chudnovsky, MD
(410) 997-7979
10229 Brighton Ridge Way
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1998

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William Raymond Herzog Jr, MD
(410) 997-7979
11085 Little Patuxent Pkwy Ste 101
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1982

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Sean Thomas Gloth
(410) 715-0108
10700 Charter Dr
Columbia, MD
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Russell Edward Hillsley, MD
(410) 644-5111
4801 Dorsey Hall Dr Ste 220
Ellicott City, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1988

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Camille Pearte, MD
(410) 614-6258
9105 Phillip Dorsey Way
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Emmett McCarthy
(410) 715-0108
10700 Charter Dr
Columbia, MD
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Fox, MD
(410) 997-7920
11837 Winterlong Way
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1971

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Jack W McWatters
(410) 997-7979
11085 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
Specialty
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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