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Cardiologist Phoenix AZ

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Ashish Pershad, M.D.
(602) 307-0070
1331 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona
Specialties
Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Complex Peripheral Vascular Intervention
Doctor Information
Residency Training: Health Cleveland, Inc. Fairview General Hospital; Lutheran Medical Center Cleveland, Ohio; Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center; Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center
Medical School: Grant Medical School, University of Bombay, India,

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John N Nigro
(602) 406-6458
500 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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James Jordan Hines Jr, MD
(602) 386-1100
500 W Thomas Rd Ste 500
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1978

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Lourdes M Guerrero-Tiro, MD, FACC
(602) 263-1210
222 W Thomas Rd Ste 301
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Karim A Diab
(602) 406-6458
500 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Herschel Mayer Richter, MD
(602) 277-5551
7th St & Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1958

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Gregory Philip Sanders, MD
(602) 406-8000
500 W Thomas Rd Ste 500
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1995

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Kenneth Barry Desser, MD
(602) 239-6743
77 E Missouri Ave Unit 14
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1965

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John Mc Barron Hodgson, MD
(602) 406-3915
350 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1978

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Robert Edward Halligan
(602) 200-2323
650 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, 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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