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Cardiologist Saint Augustine FL

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Ali Tutar, MD
(904) 823-8809
1749 Keswick Rd
Saint Augustine, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Istanbul Univ, Istanbul Tip Fak, Istanbul, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1984

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Krishna M Sikaria, MD
(904) 825-4333
238 Fiddlers Point Dr
Saint Augustine, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Patna Med Coll, Patna Univ, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Daniel R Usdin, MD, FACC
8050 A1a S Apt 3-304
Saint Augustine, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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William P Platko Jr, MD
(904) 794-7050
16 St John's Medical Park Drive
Saint Augustine, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Upmc Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pa; Mercy Hospital Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa
Group Practice: Cardiology Specialists Inc; Mcc Cardiology Assoc

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Robert N Signor
(904) 824-1776
201 Health Park Blvd
Saint Augustine, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ali Tutar
(904) 823-8809
1680 Osceola Elementary Rd
St Augustine, FL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Richard S Foster, MD, FACC
(904) 471-5069
349 Fiddlers Point Dr
Saint Augustine, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Howard A Baker
(904) 810-1045
300 Healthpark Blvd
St Augustine, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Nelson Signor Jr, MD
(904) 824-1776
201 Health Park Blvd Ste 105
Saint Augustine, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Libre De Bruxelles, Fac De Med Et De Pharm, Bruxelles,
Graduation Year: 1978

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Laurence M Matthews, MD
(904) 797-2902
3100 US Highway 1 S Ste 3
St Augustine, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Zaragoza, Fac De Med, Zaragoza, Spain
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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