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Cardiologist Scranton PA

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John Diakiw, MD
(717) 347-9600
Physicians Bldg 748 Quincy Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, Pa
Group Practice: Physicians Health Alliance Inc

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Linda D'Andrea Barrasse, MD
(570) 342-1776
746 Jefferson Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital Of Scranton, Scranton, Pa
Group Practice: Great Valley Cardiology

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Thomas Michael Roe, MD
(570) 342-1776
746 Jefferson Ave Ste 305
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Allied Services, Scranton, Pa
Group Practice: Great Valley Cardiology

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Olindo Joseph Preli, MD
(570) 346-7521
743 Jefferson Ave Ste 301
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Community Med Ctr, Scranton, Pa; Mercy Hospital Of Scranton, Scranton, Pa

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Gary Langieri, MD
(570) 961-2105
201 Franklin Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1989

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Steven Eric Goldberg, MD
(570) 961-2105
201 Franklin Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1979

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Stephen J Voyce
(570) 961-2105
201 Franklin Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Kenneth Robert Wilcox
(570) 343-1115
720 Madison Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Sridhar Sampath Kumar
(570) 342-1776
746 Jefferson Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Lear Von Koch
(570) 343-1115
720 Madison Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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