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Cardiologist Phoenixville 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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Gregg J Reis
(610) 933-8484
824 Main St
Phoenixville, PA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Herbert Fischer
(610) 933-8000
824 Main St
Phoenixville, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Kathleen Elena Magness, MD
(610) 933-8484
750 Main St
Phoenixville, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Hospital Of The Univ Of Penn, Philadelphia, Pa; Phoenixville Hospital -Ambula, Phoenixville, Pa; Pottstown Memorial Med Center, Pottstown, Pa
Group Practice: Pma Medical Specialists Llc

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Panayotis-Alain Efstratiou, MD, FACC
420 Partridgeberry Ln
Chester Springs, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kathleen Magness
(610) 933-8484
824 Main St
Phoenixville, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Frederic Weber
(610) 933-8484
824 Main St
Phoenixville, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Paul Harvey Rogers, MD
(610) 933-8484
750 Main St Ste 100
Phoenixville, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1970

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Hans Michael Haupt, MD
(610) 983-1561
750 S Main St Medical Office Bldg Suite 302
Phoenixville, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1986

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David Jonathan Bernbaum, MD
(610) 827-1895
1895 Art School Rd
Chester Springs, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Brandywine Hosp Trauma Center, Coatesville, Pa; Chester County Hosp, West Chester, Pa
Group Practice: Brandywine Vly Cardiovascular

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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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