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Cardiologist Greenbelt MD

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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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Samuel Hayden Foster, MD
(301) 513-9370
7672 Mandan Rd
Greenbelt, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston, Jamaica (950-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1994

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Sudhakar Punja
(301) 220-1010
7219 Hanover Pkwy
Greenbelt, MD
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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F Lapetina Irizarry, MD
7219 Hanover Pkwy Ste B
Greenbelt, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ponce Sch Of Med, Ponce Pr 00732
Graduation Year: 1988

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Leighton Hugh Forrester, MD
(301) 345-7878
7500 Hanover Pkwy Ste 204
Greenbelt, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1989

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Virender Pal Singh
(301) 441-2001
7209 Hanover Pkwy
Greenbelt, MD
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Surinder P Singh
(301) 441-2394
7319 A Hanover Pkwy
Greenbelt, MD
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mohammad Saeed Koolaee, MD
(301) 474-8888
7243 Hanover Pkwy Ste A
Greenbelt, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1981

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Rakesh Chandra Sahni, MD
(301) 441-3050
7715 Belle Point Dr
Greenbelt, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gsvm Med Coll, Kanpur Univ, Kanpur, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1977

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Tomas J Hernandez
(301) 345-4465
7525 Greenway Center Dr
Greenbelt, MD
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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