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Cardiologist Van Nuys CA

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Lisa Matzer
(818) 840-9200
2121 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA
Business
Lisa Matzer, M.D., a Professional Corporation
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Preventive Health
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, United, Medicare, Healthcare Partners, Pacific Care, Motion Picture, and many other insurances
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Providence St. Joseph Burbank
Residency Training: Cedars Sinai
Medical School: Yale University, 1988
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Asher B Thompson
(818) 990-1067
16030 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA
Specialty
Cardiology

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James Henry Fleisher, MD
(818) 990-5665
16133 Ventura Blvd Ste 1180
Encino, CA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Sherman Oaks Hosp & Health Ctr, Sherman Oaks, Ca; Encino -Tarzana Reg Med Ctr, Encino, Ca
Group Practice: Cardiac Associates Medical Grp

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Joseph Marx, MD, FACC
(818) 789-0277
16542 Ventura Blvd Ste 105
Encino, CA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
James Henry Fleisher
(818) 990-5665
16133 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sandra P Fallon MD
(310) 453-4455
2020 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA
Specialties
Cardiology

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Sohail S Mahboubian
(818) 379-9991
16133 Ventura Blvd Ste 415
Encino, CA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Arnold Zorel Paritzky, MD
(818) 990-5665
16133 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Encino -Tarzana Reg Med Ctr, Tarzana, Ca; Sherman Oaks Hosp & Health Ctr, Sherman Oaks, Ca
Group Practice: Cardiac Associates Medical Grp

Data Provided By:
Gregory Kurio, MD
(323) 644-8308
15332 Weddington St Apt 6
Sherman Oaks, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Gerald Weingarten
(818) 986-1357
16133 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA
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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