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Cardiologist Falls Church VA

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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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Shahryar Mafi, MD
(301) 767-6960
313 Park Ave Ste 202
Falls Church, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Mundial Dominicana (Umd), Esc De Med (World Univ) (Closed 1991)
Graduation Year: 1987

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Michael Haim Goldman, MD
(703) 807-0420
1635 N George Mason Dr Ste 150
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1975

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Fritz Herman Andersen, MD
(703) 281-1265
1625 N George Mason Dr Ste 414
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1965

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William G Franklin
(703) 527-1400
1715 N George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Pio Ferrer Poblete
(703) 534-7743
131 East Broad Street
Falls Church, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Gulam-Mohmed M Kolia, MD
(703) 532-3298
6408 Seven Corners Pl Ste D
Falls Church, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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Thomas Joel Hougen
(703) 717-4070
1625 N George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Richard Frederick Dietz, MD
(703) 524-7202
1635 N George Mason Dr Ste 190
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1965

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Thomas Joel Hougen, MD
(703) 717-4070
1625 N George Mason Dr Ste 405
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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