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Cardiologist Hershey PA

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Javier Eduardo Banchs, MD
(717) 533-5606
70 Carousel Cir
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central De Venezuela, Esc De Med "luis Razetti", Caracas
Graduation Year: 1997

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Andrew David Sumner, MD
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1990

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Mazhar Hasan Khan, MD
(717) 531-1028
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kiev A A Bogomolets/Ukrainian State Inst, Kiev, Ukraine
Graduation Year: 1986

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Vasili Lendel, MD
(717) 531-7459
PO Box 850
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Steven M Ettinger
(800) 233-4082
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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John M Field
(800) 233-4082
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dwight Davis
(800) 233-4082
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Joseph Alvin Gascho, MD
(717) 531-8407
PO Box 85
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1973

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Parag Patel
(717) 531-1692
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Patrick Brennan, MD
(717) 531-5888
500 University Dr Section of Cardiology H047
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1960

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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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