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Cardiologist Delray Beach FL

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Barry S Kessler MD
(561) 637-7807
5258 Linton Blvd
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Cardiology

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Michael J Anesta
(561) 278-3323
900 Nw 17th Ave
Delray Beach, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Carlos A Cowley
(561) 274-8933
601 N Congress Ave
Delray Beach, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Mitchell Dean Silver, MD
(561) 278-3323
900 NW 17th Ave
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1980

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Jeffrey Scott Braun
(561) 498-5530
5258 Linton Blvd #103
Delray Beach, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Jonathan Ravid Jaffe, MD
(954) 961-0150
218 Via D Este Apt 1302
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pretoria, Fac Of Med, Pretoria, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1971

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Mitchell D Silver
(561) 278-3323
900 Nw 17th Ave
Delray Beach, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Angelo V Pace
(561) 278-3323
900 Nw 17th Ave
Delray Beach, FL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Neil S Shachter
(561) 637-6033
4800 Linton Blvd
Delray Beach, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Alan A Zelcer, MD
(561) 495-7230
5210 Linton Blvd Ste 101
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
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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