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Cardiologist Pembroke Pines FL

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

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Richard George Cartledge
(954) 962-5400
1150 N 35th Ave
Hollywood, FL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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David Charles Tepper, MD
(954) 961-0193
3700 Washington St Ste 500
Hollywood, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michael Entenberg
(954) 965-4900
1150 N 35th Ave
Hollywood, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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Mark Boucek
(954) 985-6969
1150 N 35th Ave
Hollywood, FL
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Juan Pastor-Cervantes
(954) 965-4900
1150 N 35th Ave
Hollywood, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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David C Tepper
(954) 961-0190
3700 Washington St
Hollywood, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Stanley William Marks, MD
(954) 985-5936
3501 Johnson St
Hollywood, FL
Specialties
Medical Management, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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