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Cardiologist Germantown MD

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Barton Jerome Gershen, MD
(301) 721-9394
15120 Plainfield Ln
Germantown, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1957

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Hitesh Patel, MD
17811 Stoneridge Dr
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Sameer Sofat, MD
(301) 670-3000
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indira Gandhi Med Coll, Himachal Pradesh Univ, Shimla, Hp, India
Graduation Year: 1990

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Daniel J Goldberg
(301) 670-3000
15225 Shady Grove Rd
Rockville, MD
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sung W Lee
(301) 990-0040
15215 Shady Grove Rd
Rockville, MD
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Andrew Storey, MD
(301) 295-4500
11313 Dunleith Pl
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1993

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William Walter Tullner, MD
(301) 816-9000
16220 S Frederick Ave Ste 500
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1979

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Attan Lal Kasid, MD
(301) 840-0833
17519 Redland Rd
Derwood, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1996

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Daniel J Fernicola
(301) 990-0040
15215 Shady Grove Rd
Rockville, MD
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Clark Kirby, MD
(301) 424-8484
9707 Medical Center Dr Ste 330
Rockville, MD
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va
Group Practice: Child Cardiology Assoc

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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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