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Cardiologist Stafford VA

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Patrick J Fitzsimmon, MD
(800) 724-7286
18 Ironwood Rd
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Brown Vranian, MD
(540) 374-3200
216 Lake Shore Dr
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1971

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Gregory Kauffman
(540) 374-3147
1201 Sam Perry Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Frank Snow
(540) 373-1331
2500 Charles St
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Patrick J McManus
(540) 370-1940
2501 Charles St
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Michael L Cherwek, MD, FACC
(703) 373-1331
209 Kent Ave
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Alexander Papas, MD
(703) 494-6627
Dumfries, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Athens, Fac Med, Sch Of Hlth Sci, Nat'L & Kapodistrian, Athens
Graduation Year: 1966

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Frans Albert Vossenberg, MD
(540) 361-2922
609 Hawke St
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1982

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Micheal Cherwek
(540) 373-1331
2500 Charles St
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Thomas E Wheeler
(540) 361-2922
1201 Sam Perry Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA
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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