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Cardiologist Pinellas Park FL

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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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Merrill A Krolick, DO
(727) 595-2519
7664 Hunter Ln
Pinellas Park, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ny Coll Of Osteo Med Of Ny Inst Of Tech, Old Westbury Ny 11568
Graduation Year: 1985

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David D Dieterich, DO
(727) 394-1911
8787 Bryan Dairy Rd Ste 210
Largo, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Morton Plant/Mease Hlth Care, Clearwater, Fl; Largo Med Ctr, Largo, Fl
Group Practice: Clearwater Cardiovascular

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Ravi Kethireddy, MD
5880 49th Street North South
Saint Petersburg, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kakatiya Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Warrangal, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1986

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Marek T Mikulski
(727) 544-1441
5398 Park St N
St Petersburg, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Sanchez, MD
(813) 254-1968
7800 66th St Ste 302
Pinellas Park, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1985

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Solomon Fishman
(727) 544-1441
5398 Park St N
St Petersburg, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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Luis M Botero
(727) 490-5040
6006 49th St N
St Petersburg, FL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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John Colleran
(727) 490-2100
6006 49th St N
St Petersburg, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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John G Finn
(727) 544-1441
5398 Park St N
St Petersburg, FL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, 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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