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Cardiologist Washington DC

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Richard Hart, MD
(703) 241-1010
6400 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA
Business
MSG of NOVA
Specialties
Cardiology

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Henry W Williams Jr, MD
(202) 865-3250
2139 Georgia Ave NW Ste 4THF
Washington, DC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1962

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Roger O Egeberg, MD, FACC
(202) 293-0592
HC7A 200 Independence Ave S W,
Washington, DC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James Frederick Burris, MD
(202) 273-8540
810 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1974

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Kay Goring, MD
Suite 6C-03 2041 Georgia Avenue NW,
Washington, DC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Joel Kupersmith
(202) 254-0183
810 Vermont Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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James Aloysius Ronan
(202) 745-4300
425 2nd St Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Roswell, MD
300 Massachusetts Ave NW Apt 706
Washington, DC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Pamela Curtis Steele, MD
(202) 745-8610
810 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1983

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Edwin Charles Chapman
(202) 396-8550
1647 Benning Rd Ne Ste 200
Washington, DC
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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