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Cardiologist Washington PA

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Ashok Kumar
(724) 746-3110
2215 Hill Church Houston Rd
Canonsburg, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Kenneth Howard Lentz, MD
(724) 489-0900
2308 Harrow Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1975

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Bruce A Raymond, MD, FACC
(412) 833-8430
218 Salem Dr
Upper Saint Clair, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Vassil Kosta Prokhov
(412) 572-6190
1050 Bower Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Supote S Komen
(724) 258-8040
1025 Country Club Rd
Monongahela, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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George Owens Jones, MD
(703) 837-1240
100 Wilson Rd
Bentleyville, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1976

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John Raymond Misage, MD
(412) 784-3511
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1962

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David James Burkey
(412) 429-8840
363 Vanadium Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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R G Krishnan, MD
(724) 258-8040
1025 Country Club Rd
Monongahela, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Simon H Chough
(724) 258-3966
1290 Chess St
Monongahela, PA
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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