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Cardiologist North Fort Myers FL

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Raymond P Liccini Jr, MD
(239) 936-2220
2675 Winkler Ave Ste 460
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1989

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Robert D Pascotto, MD, FACC
(239) 939-1767
2675 Winkler Ave Ste 440
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Harvey Stults
(239) 939-3939
3033 Winkler Avenue Ext
Fort Myers, FL
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Frederick William Kunkel, MD
(239) 337-4884
2780 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1964

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Edward Lewis Schwartz, MD
(239) 936-1700
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1959

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Brian W Hummel, MD, FACC
(239) 939-1767
2675 Winkler Ave Ste 440
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael E Steier, MD, FACC
1235 Florida Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert H Stults, MD
941-939-3939 x6238
3033 Winkler Avenue Ext
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1958

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Steven Vincent Priest, MD
(239) 938-2000
2675 Winkler Ave Ste 460
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1984

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Raymond Paul Liccini
(239) 936-2220
2675 Winkler Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Specialty
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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