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Cardiologist Key West FL

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Bruce Lee Boros, MD
(305) 295-3331
3401 Northside Dr
Key West, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1976

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Evan F Lindberg, MD, FACC
Key West, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jonathan C Fong, MD
(352) 867-8311
1511 SW 1st Ave
Ocala, FL
Business
Ocala Heart Institute
Specialties
Cardiology

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Stephen M Mallon, MD
(305) 585-5530
1611 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL
Business
University of Miami Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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

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Bruce L Boros
(305) 295-3331
3401 Northside Dr
Key West, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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

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Blaine Heric, MD
(727) 446-2273
455 Pinellas St
Clearwater, FL
Business
Cardiac Surgical Associates
Specialties
Cardiology

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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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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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