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Cardiologist Altamonte Springs FL

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John C Chow
(407) 831-7818
616 E Altamonte Dr
Altamonte Springs, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Nandkishore V Ranadive, MD
(407) 767-8554
450 W Central Pkwy
Altamonte Springs, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1984

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Babak Alex Vakili
(407) 767-8554
450 W Central Pkwy
Altamonte Springs, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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Jihad Bitar, MD, FACC
(407) 804-9199
515 W State Road 434 Ste 301
Longwood, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jorge Gomez-Amador, MD
(407) 767-2923
1385 W State Road 434 Ste 206
Longwood, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Colombia, Fac De Med, Bogota
Graduation Year: 1963

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Hani Yanni Seifein, MD
(903) 693-0564
689 E Altamonte Dr
Altamonte Springs, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1983

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Vikas Verma
(407) 767-8554
450 W Central Pkwy
Altamonte Springs, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Michael A Nocero Jr, MD
(407) 841-7151
103 Satsuma Dr
Altamonte Springs, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1966

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Khalid Yaqoob
(407) 767-8200
450 W State Road 434
Longwood, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Wasim Ahmar, MD
515 W State Road 434
Longwood, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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