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Cardiologist Richmond VA

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Bruce Horatio Ward
(804) 788-0004
505 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Bruce Horatio Ward, MD
(804) 788-0004
505 W Leigh St Ste 205
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1976

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Stephen Nathan Abramson
(804) 788-0004
505 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Hyman Saml Zfass, MD
(804) 355-0327
2502 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Coll Of Physicians & Surgeons, Boston
Graduation Year: 1942
Hospital
Hospital: Bon Secours St Mary Hosp, Richmond, Va
Group Practice: H S Zfass Inc

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Mary Ann Peberdy, MD
(804) 828-4571
PO Box 204
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1984

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William K Smith Jr, MD
(804) 320-0071
2621 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1953

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Stephen M Ayres, MD
(804) 828-5356
PO Box 843071
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Cardiology, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1955

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Mark D Militana, MD
PO Box 5341
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Med College Of Virginia Hosps, Richmond, Va

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Stephen N Abramson, MD, FACC
(804) 788-0004
505 W Leigh St Ste 205
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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H Page Mauck, MD, FACC
(804) 786-6345
PO Box 281
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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