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Cardiologist King Of Prussia PA

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Wayne V Arnold DO
(610) 667-2746
15 N Presidential Blvd
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Specialties
Cardiology

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Shunichiro Steve Okada, MD
(610) 787-3256
2301 Renaissance Blvd MS RN 0320
King of Prussia, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1985

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David Griffith Soergel, MD
(610) 270-6095
709 Swedeland Rd UW 2301
King of Prussia, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1996

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Paul Robert Casey Jr, MD
(610) 272-3253
1330 Powell St Ste 301
Norristown, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1975

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Harinder Sharma, MD
1330 Powell St
Norristown, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1994

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Stanley R. Berger
(215) 471-1817
5249 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Cardiology

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Amir Siadatan, MD
(215) 567-3464
407 Lynn Rose Ct
King of Prussia, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Hugh Lipshutz, MD
(610) 279-7696
1544 DeKalb St
Norristown, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1982

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Arthur David Belber, MD
(610) 272-3122
1330 Powell St Ste 301
Norristown, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1979

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Edward Russell Magargee, MD
(610) 272-3253
1330 Powell St Ste 301
Norristown, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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