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Cardiologist Exton PA

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Ana Isabel Salazar, MD
(215) 995-7264
501 Exton Cmns
Exton, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Guayaquil, Fac De Cien Med, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Graduation Year: 1993

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Gregg Lawrence Neithardt, MD
(610) 363-5298
306 Verizon Court
Exton, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1996

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Albert E Del Negro, MD
(215) 827-1325
825 Tally Ho Ln
Chester Springs, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Panayotis-Alain Efstratiou, MD, FACC
420 Partridgeberry Ln
Chester Springs, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.William Warnick
(610) 696-2850
915 Old Fern Hill Rd # A5
West Chester, PA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Nainesh C Patel, MD
(860) 550-3109
474 Wharton Blvd
Exton, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1995

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Alain Efstratiou, MD
(941) 365-6611
119 E Uwchlan Ave
Exton, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish, Greek
Education
Medical School: Univ Athens, Fac Med, Sch Of Hlth Sci, Nat'L & Kapodistrian, Athens
Graduation Year: 1981

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David Jonathan Bernbaum, MD
(610) 827-1895
1895 Art School Rd
Chester Springs, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Brandywine Hosp Trauma Center, Coatesville, Pa; Chester County Hosp, West Chester, Pa
Group Practice: Brandywine Vly Cardiovascular

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Panayotis-Alain Efstratiou
(610) 692-4382
531 Maple Ave
West Chester, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ernesto A Jonas, MD
(610) 458-6247
503 Langford Dr
Downingtown, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Nuevo Leon, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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