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Cardiologist Fort Lauderdale FL

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Harold G Roberts, MD
(954) 475-9535
350 NW 84th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Business
Cardiovascular Surgical Associates
Specialties
Cardiology

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Francis Chandy, MD
6971 W Sunrise Blvd
Plantation, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Francis Chandy
(954) 791-5900
6971 W Sunrise Blvd
Plantation, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Aslam M Khan, MD
(352) 567-7364
4900 W Oakland Park Blvd
City of Sunrise, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Florida Med Ctr, Laud Lakes, Fl; Northwest Med Ctr, Margate, Fl; Westside Reg Med Ctr, Plantation, Fl
Group Practice: Interventional Cardiology

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Henry Cusnir
(954) 731-1101
3001 Nw 49th Ave
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Wayne M Pollak, MD
(954) 965-4900
20950 NE 27th Ct
Aventura, FL
Business
Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida
Specialties
Cardiology

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Warren Mark Sturman, MD
(954) 735-9200
2951 NW 49th Ave
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1984

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Arnold Ghitis, MD
(954) 731-1101
3001 NW 49th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Head And Neck Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Valle, Div Of Cien De La Salud, Cali, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Florida Med Ctr, Laud Lakes, Fl
Group Practice: Diagnostic Cardiology Assoc

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Aslam Mohammad Khan
(954) 735-7550
4900 W Oakland Park Blvd
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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Richard Barry Polakoff
(954) 676-9980
4850 W Oakland Park Blvd
Lauderdale Lake, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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