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Cardiologist Philadelphia 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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Roy Levinson, MD
(609) 877-0400
218-C Sunset Rd
Willingboro, NJ
Business
Cooper BMA
Specialties
Cardiology

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Gail Ozer Berman, MD
(215) 663-1188
3401 N Broad St
Phila, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1982

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Babak Bozorgnia, MD
(215) 707-9587
3401 North Broad Street 9th Floor Parkinson Pavili
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Howard Joel Eisen, MD
(215) 762-3829
3401 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1981

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

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Martin Levinson, MD
(609) 871-7070
651 John F Kennedy Way
Willingboro, NJ
Business
Penn Specialty Care of Burlington County
Specialties
Cardiology

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James B McClurken
(215) 707-3601
3509 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Tarang Bhupendra Ray, MD
(215) 707-3560
8th Fl Jones Hall
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1997

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Shelley Ronnell Hankins, MD
3401 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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