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Cardiologist Wexford PA

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Prudencio C Lucero, MD
(724) 940-2290
1000 Stonewood Dr
Wexford, PA
Business
Tri State Medical Group Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Michael Joseph Malkowski, MD
(724) 934-5402
210 Seasons Dr
Wexford, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1988

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Kenneth Carl Huber, MD
(724) 935-6633
11676 Perry Hwy Ste 1304
Wexford, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1980

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Prudencio Cuison Lucero
(724) 940-2290
1000 Stonewood Dr
Wexford, PA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Curtis Kinnear Fisher, MD
(724) 935-3832
10004 Valleyview Ct
Wexford, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Allegheny Gen Hosp, Pittsburgh, Pa

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Frederick L Porkolab, MD
(412) 235-5881
4727 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Business
Tri-County Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Kenneth C Huber
(724) 935-6633
11676 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Prapti Mulraj Kanani
(724) 940-0220
3500 Brooktree Rd
Wexford, PA
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Arshad Mahmood, MD
(412) 562-3292
245 Edelweiss Dr
Wexford, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mln Med Coll, Univ Of Allahabad, Allahabad, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1975

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Joseph A Gerard, MD
(412) 367-8202
9380 McKnight Rd Ste 201
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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