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Cardiologist Sebring FL

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Periakaruppa Chockalingam
(863) 382-2826
3591 S Highlands Ave
Sebring, FL
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Mark Allen Gibson
(863) 385-4300
2237 Us Highway 27 S
Sebring, FL
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Ignacio Lorenzo Gallardo, MD
(813) 353-1515
3319 Medical Hill Rd
Sebring, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jennifer Lynn Bennett, MD
(863) 385-4300
3319 Medical Hill Rd
Sebring, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Highlands Reg Med Ctr, Sebring, Fl
Group Practice: Florida Cardiovascular Inst

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Jennifer L Bennett
(863) 385-4300
2237 Us Highway 27 S
Sebring, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ramon Nonato M Torres, MD
(863) 386-0055
4040 US Highway 27 N
Sebring, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1986

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Joan E Siracuse
(863) 385-4300
2237 Us Highway 27 S
Sebring, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Daniel T Parnassa
(863) 385-4300
2237 Us Highway 27 S
Sebring, FL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Themis Roger Komodromos, MD
(305) 772-5884
4717 Shad Dr
Sebring, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Orvostudomanyi Egyetem, Szeged, Hungary
Graduation Year: 1997

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Joan Ellen Siracuse, MD
(863) 385-4300
3319 Medical Hill Rd
Sebring, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Highlands Reg Med Ctr, Sebring, Fl
Group Practice: Florida Cardiovascular Institute

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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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