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Cardiologist Hartford CT

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Georgios I Papaioannou, MD
80 Seymour St
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Aristotelian Univ Of Thessaloniki, Fac Of Med, Thessaloniki, Greece
Graduation Year: 1992

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David Irving Silverman
(860) 545-2976
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Karl J Karlson
(860) 244-2300
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Neal Lippman
(860) 714-7977
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Cardiology

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Anita Kelsey
(860) 714-4821
114 Woodland St
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Paul Davis Thompson, MD
(860) 545-2899
80 Seymour St
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Hartford Hosp, Hartford, Ct
Group Practice: Preventive Cardiology Ctr

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Murthappa N Prakash
(860) 525-7357
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Kathleen A Kennedy, MD
(203) 525-8901
1000 Asylum Ave Ste 4310
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1983

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Athanasios Kapetanopoulos, MD
(860) 521-5961
PO Box 5037
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Aneesh Tolat
(860) 714-7977
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
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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