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Cardiologist Norfolk 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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Scott Alan Robertson
(757) 889-5351
100 Kingsley Ln
Norfolk, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Vernon Raphael Francis, MD
(757) 624-1788
400 Gresham Dr Ste 507
Norfolk, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1979

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John Milton Herre
(757) 889-5351
100 Kingsley Ln
Norfolk, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Christian L Gilbert
(757) 668-7983
601 Childrens Ln
Norfolk, VA
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Charles William Daniels, MD
(918) 806-7777
1812 Core Ave Apt 5
Norfolk, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Mobile Infirmary Med Ctr, Mobile, Al
Group Practice: Diagnostic & Medical Clinic

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Philip Robert Goldstein, MD
(757) 483-6420
7474 N Shore Rd
Norfolk, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1983

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Robert F Castle
(757) 668-7007
601 Childrens Ln
Norfolk, VA
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Martin Joseph Goldberg
(757) 889-6768
100 Kingsley Ln
Norfolk, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Oelrich
(757) 388-1844
229 W Bute St
Norfolk, VA
Specialty
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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