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Cardiologist Towson MD

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James C Ricely
(410) 339-7910
6565 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Kerry C Prewitt
(410) 583-1170
7501 Osler Dr
Towson, MD
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sidney O Gottlieb
(410) 825-5150
6569 N Charles St
Towson, MD
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Shannon J Winakur, MD
(410) 955-5000
6569 N Charles St Ste 600
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1998

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Ketan P Parikh, MD
(410) 494-1341
515 Fairmount Ave Ste 610
Towson, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1997

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G Robert Medalie, MD
(410) 321-9701
6535 N Charles St Ste 325 Physicians Pavilion Nort
Towson, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1976

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Thomas Guarnieri, MD
(410) 825-5150
6569 N Charles St Ste 600
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1975

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David D Kim
(410) 583-1170
7501 Osler Dr
Towson, MD
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Carl Seth Friedman
(410) 494-1322
515 Fairmount Ave
Towson, MD
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Neena Rao
(410) 823-0155
7505 Osler Dr
Towson, MD
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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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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