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Cardiologist Cocoa FL

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Robert E Barden
(321) 632-4800
1282 Us Highway 1
Rockledge, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Stephen John Watts
(321) 632-6963
111 Longwood Ave
Rockledge, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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David P Sims
(321) 433-3322
110 Longwood Ave
Rockledge, FL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Khalid Hasan Sheikh, MD
(321) 449-4520
150 N Sykes Creek Pkwy Ste 300
Merritt Island, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1981

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Ralph Dennis Rayner, MD
(407) 452-3811
150 N Sykes Creek Pkwy Ste 300
Merritt Island, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1978

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Abdul Karim
(321) 636-0840
548 Barton Blvd
Rockledge, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Nancy Jean Johnson
(321) 632-6963
111 Longwood Ave
Rockledge, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Emmet Barden, MD
(321) 632-4800
1282 US Highway 1 Ste 4
Rockledge, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Este (Uce), Esc De Med, San Pedro De MacOris
Graduation Year: 1982

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Abdul M K Karim, MD
(321) 636-0840
1815 Windsong Trl
Merritt Island, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1965

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Eugene S Killeavy, MD
(321) 452-3811
80 Fortenberry Rd
Merritt Island, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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