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Cardiologist Kingston PA

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Richard Abramowitz
(570) 288-5441
610 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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David F Rimple
(570) 288-5441
610 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Javid Rohullah Amini
(570) 288-5441
610 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Richard Paul Abramowitz, MD
(570) 288-5441
610 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Wyoming Valley Health Care Sys, Wilkes Barre, Pa; Mercy Hospital Of Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes Barre, Pa
Group Practice: Intermountain Medical Group

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Louis C Blaum
(570) 287-2700
540 Pierce St
Kingston, PA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Bradley David Fenster, MD
(570) 654-2533
103 Butler St
Kingston, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1996

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Thomas Edward Baker, MD
(570) 288-5441
610 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1972

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Daniel K Silverstein
(570) 288-5441
610 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, PA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Daniel K Silverstein, MD
(570) 288-5441
610 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1977

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Thomas Joseph Sharkey, MD
(651) 292-0616
703 Rutter Ave
Kingston, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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