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Cardiologist Meadville PA

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David Brett Loran
(814) 373-2364
765 Liberty St
Meadville, PA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Brian Thomas Kazienko
(814) 373-2310
765 Liberty St
Meadville, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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J Thomas Arno
(814) 373-2310
765 Liberty St
Meadville, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Thomas Arno, MD
(814) 724-7390
751 Liberty St
Meadville, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1978

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Pradeep Kumar
(724) 588-2241
81 N Main St
Greenville, PA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Javier A Jurado
(814) 373-2310
765 Liberty St
Meadville, PA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Manuel F Forero
(814) 337-2355
287 North St
Meadville, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Manuel Francisco Forero, MD
(814) 337-2355
287 North St
Meadville, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Esc De Med 'Juan N Corpas', Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1980

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Tulio Q Estrada
(724) 588-9830
428 S Main St
Greenville, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Tulio Estrada Quintero, MD
(412) 588-9830
428 S Main St
Greenville, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Caldas, Fac De Med, Manizales, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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