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Cardiologist Homestead FL

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Rick Fraga, MD
(305) 273-5511
11400 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL
Business
Cardio-Thoracic Partners
Specialties
Cardiology

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Manuel Ramon Mayor, MD
(305) 785-0025
8822 SW 209th Ter
Miami, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1987

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Gino N Vitiello
(305) 255-2500
9299 Sw 152nd St
Village Of Palmetto Bay, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Gerardo Heberto Martinez, MD
(305) 382-8170
9000 SW 137th Ave Ste 111
Miami, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst Sup De Cien Med De La Habana, La Habana, Cuba
Graduation Year: 1948

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Dalton Miranda, MD
(305) 491-6930
9350 SW 137th Ave Apt 513
Miami, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Gilbert George Concepcion, MD
(305) 325-0913
10720 Caribbean Blvd Ste 205
Miami, 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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Rajesh Ulhas Dhairyawan, MD
(305) 598-0579
10720 Caribbean Blvd Ste 420
Miami, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aberdeen, Fac Of Med, Aberdeen, Scotland (803-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Homestead Hosp, Homestead, Fl; V A Med Ctr, Miami, Fl; Pan American Hosp, Miami, Fl; Jackson Mem Hosp, Miami, Fl; S Miami Hosp, South Miami, Fl; Jackson South Comm Hosp, Vlg Palmet By, Fl; Baptist Hosp Of Miami, Miami, Fl
Group Practice: Miam

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Gino N Vitiello, MD
9299 SW 152nd St
Miami, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1988

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Maria I Ardid, MD, FACC
(786) 596-6258
9804 SW 138th Ave
Miami, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ramon Quesada, MD, FACC
(305) 412-3558
8950 N Kendall Dr Ste 501
Miami, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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