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Cardiologist Bristol CT

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Robert C DeBiase
(860) 582-3235
25 Newell Rd
Bristol, CT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Joseph Marakovits
(860) 582-3235
25 Newell Rd
Bristol, CT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Oliver B Diaz
(860) 589-5593
653 Terryville Ave
Bristol, CT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Michael L Whaley
(860) 582-3235
25 Newell Rd
Bristol, CT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Paul Lawrence Mastropolo
(860) 582-2829
225 North Main Street
Bristol, CT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Arturo Erfe Baltazar
(860) 589-8141
149 Prospect St
Bristol, CT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Arthur Frazier
(860) 584-8021
123 Maple St
Bristol, CT
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sayedur Rahman
(860) 589-5911
665 Terryville Ave
Bristol, CT
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Michael L Whaley, MD
(860) 582-3235
25 Newell Rd Ste D24
Bristol, CT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Este (Uce), Esc De Med, San Pedro De MacOris
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Bristol Hosp, Bristol, Ct
Group Practice: Bristol Cardiovascular Assoc

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Joseph Edward Marakovits, MD
(860) 529-1488
25 Newell Rd Ste D24
Bristol, CT
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Bristol Hosp, Bristol, Ct

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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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