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Cardiologist Portsmouth 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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Robert J Accettola
(757) 686-9400
3737 High St
Portsmouth, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Frederick Dunton
(757) 398-2000
3640 High St
Portsmouth, VA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Dr.Robert Accettola
(757) 686-9400
3737 High Street
Portsmouth, VA
Gender
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Sentara Norfolk General Hosp, Norfolk, Va
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Michael R Carr
(757) 953-0211
620 John Paul Jones Cir
Portsmouth, VA
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Robert James Accettola, MD
(757) 686-9400
3640 High St Ste 1C
Portsmouth, VA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Sentara Norfolk General Hosp, Norfolk, Va; Bon Secours-Maryview Med Ctr, Portsmouth, Va

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Vasken K Tenekjian
(757) 397-2383
3640 High St
Portsmouth, VA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Joy Dalesandro
(757) 398-2222
3640 High St
Portsmouth, VA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Edward James Frick
(757) 953-7550
620 John Paul Jones Cir
Portsmouth, VA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Eric Jon Zintz, MD
(757) 953-4435
27 Effingham St
Portsmouth, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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