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Cardiologist Troy NY

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Harm Velvis, MD
(518) 489-3292
319 S Manning Blvd
Albany, NY
Business
Capital District Pediatric Cardiology Associa
Specialties
Cardiology

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Martin P Echt
(518) 292-6200
2231 Burdett Ave
Troy, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jana Marie Hoffmeister
(518) 233-8633
244 Ontario Street
Cohoes, NY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Augustin James Delago, MD
(518) 262-8595
2231 Burdett Ave
Troy, NY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1987

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Rafael Papaleo, MD
(518) 292-6200
2231 Burdett Ave
Troy, NY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Mahendra Ganjhu
(518) 274-2289
310 23rd Street
Watervliet, NY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert E Benton
(518) 292-6200
2231 Burdett Ave
Troy, NY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Vina R Patel
(518) 274-5555
763 Hoosick Rd
Troy, NY
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Martin Echt, MD
(518) 273-3511
43 East Rd
Troy, NY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Freie Univ Berlin, Med Fak, Berlin, Germany (407-33 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1969

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Rafael Papaleo
(518) 292-6200
2231 Burdett Avenue
Troy, NY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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