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Cardiologist Hampton VA

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Scott A Robertson, MD
(757) 889-5351
100 Kingsley Ln
Norfolk, VA
Business
Cardiology Consultants LTD Kempsville
Specialties
Cardiology

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Derrick Emerson Ridley, MD
(757) 827-7754
2112 Hartford Rd Ste B
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Sentara Norfolk General Hosp, Norfolk, Va; Sentara Hampton General Hosp, Hampton, Va
Group Practice: Tidewater Heart Specialists

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Benjamin P Lee
(757) 827-7754
2112 Hartford Rd
Hampton, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mark Wayne Clark, MD
(757) 827-7754
2112 Hartford Rd Ste B
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Sentara Hampton General Hosp, Hampton, Va
Group Practice: Tidewater Heart Specialists

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Patricia Alice Nahormek, MD
(757) 825-4289
2115 Executive Dr Ste 1B
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1973

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Michael F Plott
(757) 722-9961
100 Emancipation Dr
Hampton, VA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Mark W Clark
(757) 827-7754
2112 Hartford Rd
Hampton, VA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Deepak D Banerjee
(757) 827-7754
2112 Hartford Rd
Hampton, VA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Keith Howard Newby, MD
(757) 624-1788
3000 Coliseum Dr Ste 203
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1990

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John Paul Jones, MD
(757) 825-4260
2115 Executive Dr Ste 1B
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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