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Cardiologist Jacksonville FL

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Marc Litt
(904) 398-0125
836 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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Russell B Stapleton III, MD
(904) 396-5996
820 Prudential Dr Ste 112
Jacksonville, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1987

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Carl David Hassel
(904) 398-0125
836 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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Paul H Dillahunt
(904) 396-5996
820 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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Salvatore D DiLoreto
(904) 396-5996
820 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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Robert Andrew Luke
(904) 398-0125
836 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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Carl David Hassel, MD
(904) 398-0125
836 Prudential Dr Ste 1700
Jacksonville, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1979

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Joel Palmer Schrank, MD
(904) 398-0125
836 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1964

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Girish S Shroff
(904) 396-5996
820 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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George Foster Armstrong, MD
(904) 493-2291
1443 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1962

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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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