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Cardiologist Pittsburgh 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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Samer Y Siouffi
(412) 562-3292
1350 Locust St
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Marcelo B Corpuz Jr, MD
(412) 562-3190
1200 Centre Ave Ste 500B
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Central Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa
Group Practice: Cardiopulmonary Renal Assoc; Cardiopulmonary Renal Associates

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Patrick J Bannon, MD
(412) 232-5550
1350 Locust St Ste 308
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1975

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Jethalal L Rambhia, MD
(412) 562-3292
1350 Locust St
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Prudencio C Lucero, MD
(724) 940-2290
1000 Stonewood Dr
Wexford, PA
Business
Tri State Medical Group Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Vivek V Kumar, DO
(412) 623-2297
1350 Locust St Ste 100
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Lake Erie Coll Of Osteo Med, Erie, Pa 16509
Graduation Year: 1997

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Chhaganlal D Ladani, MD
(412) 562-3190
1200 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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Gur Charan Adhar, MD
(412) 232-5550
1350 Locust St Ste 308
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1976

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Arshad Mahmood
(412) 562-3292
1350 Locust St
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Cardiology

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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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