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Cardiologist Redondo Beach CA

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Sandra P Fallon MD
(310) 453-4455
2020 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA
Specialties
Cardiology

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Mark Lurie
(310) 370-3568
3475 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Michele Del Vicario, MD
(310) 370-3568
3475 Torrance Blvd Ste A
Torrance, CA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of British Columbia, Fac Of Med, Vancouver, Bc, Canada
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Little Company Of Mary Hosp, Torrance, Ca; Torrance Mem Med Ctr, Torrance, Ca
Group Practice: Cardiology Consultants Of The Southbay

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Saar Danon, MD
1800 S Pacific Coast Hwy Unit 69
Redondo Beach, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Tung Kuang Lin
(310) 371-1004
4305 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sami M Shoukair, MD
(714) 523-7122
5471 La Palma Ave
La Palma, CA
Business
H Mark Fatemi & Sami M Shoukair MDs
Specialties
Cardiology

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Joseph Schuster Carey, MD
(310) 316-3611
3475 Torrance Blvd Ste B
Torrance, CA
Specialties
Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Little Company Of Mary Hosp, Torrance, Ca; Torrance Mem Med Ctr, Torrance, Ca
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Surgery Assoc

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Karol Elizabeth Watson, MD
(301) 825-6301
1801 Clark Ln
Redondo Beach, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1989

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Richard Scott Wittner, MD
(562) 595-1879
4305 Torrance Blvd Ste 109
Torrance, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1964

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Byron William Biscoe, MD
(310) 792-8845
21350 Hawthorne Blvd Ste 275
Torrance, CA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1962

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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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