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Cardiologist Williamsport PA

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Christopher Tobiasz, MD
(717) 321-2800
777 Rural Ave
Williamsport, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Divine Providence Hosp, Williamsport, Pa; Williamsport Hosp &med Ctr, Williamsport, Pa
Group Practice: Susquehanna Cardiologist

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Donald Thomas Nardone, MD
(570) 321-2800
777 Rural Ave
Williamsport, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1985

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Robert Charles Trautwein, MD
(570) 321-2800
777 Rural Ave
Williamsport, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1980

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Robert C Trautwein
(570) 321-2800
777 Rural Ave
Williamsport, PA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Dr.Fareed Ahmad
(570) 271-6089
204 Curtin Street
Williamsport, PA
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Christopher Tobiasz
(570) 321-2800
777 Rural Ave
Williamsport, PA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Raghavan Vasudevan, MD
(570) 971-1590
699 Rural Ave Ste 201
Williamsport, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Thanjavur Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Thanjavur, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Joseph Paul Bering Jr, MD
(570) 329-4410
777 Rural Ave
Williamsport, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1988

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Mohammad Shafique, MD
(570) 321-2800
777 Rural Ave
Williamsport, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1971

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Donald T Nardone
(570) 321-2800
777 Rural Ave
Williamsport, 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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