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Cardiologist Monroeville PA

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Frederick L Porkolab, MD
(412) 235-5881
4727 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Business
Tri-County Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Mordecai Noah Klein, MD
(972) 612-4730
125 Daugherty Dr Ste 301
Monroeville, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1983

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Naginder Sharma, MD
(610) 645-2000
2566 Haymaker Rd PO B #1 Ste 216
Monroeville, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indira Gandhi Med Coll, Himachal Pradesh Univ, Shimla, Hp, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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Abdul Rab Aziz, MD
(412) 856-4666
125 Daugherty Dr Ste 301
Monroeville, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Languages
Persian (Farsi)
Education
Medical School: Avicenna State Med Inst Of Kabul, Fac Of Med, Kabul, Afghanistan
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Forbes Regional Health Center, Monroeville, Pa; Upmc -Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa
Group Practice: Specialists-Cardiovascular Med

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Joseph James Polidora, MD
(412) 373-0400
4318 Northern Pike Ste 100
Monroeville, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1955

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Aashish Dua
(412) 380-2750
3824 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Edward A Brethauer Jr, MD
(412) 621-0974
2589 Mosside Blvd Ste 322
Monroeville, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1940

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Michael L Steinfeld
(412) 380-2750
3824 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Jacob Forstate, MD
600 Oxford Dr
Monroeville, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1979

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Oliver W Caminos
(412) 372-2035
2490 Mosside Blvd
Monroeville, PA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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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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