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Cardiologist Sun City West AZ

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Dr.Jeffrey Pakula
(623) 815-2484
14420 W Meeker Blvd # 103
Sun City West, AZ
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Murli K Raman, MD
(623) 933-0557
13188 N 103rd Dr
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1991

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Kumar L Ravi
(623) 974-3649
10503 W Thunderbird Blvd
Sun City, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Camilla Ann Mican, MD
(623) 875-6001
13188 N 103rd Dr Ste 200
Sun City, AZ
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Walter O Boswell Mem Hosp, Sun City, Az
Group Practice: Northwest Cvt Surgeons

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Patrick J Browne
(623) 974-2434
10192 W Coggins Dr
Sun City, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Marc Petein, MD
(623) 815-2484
13188 N 103rd Dr Ste 201
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Cath De Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1975

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Haim Z Bartall
(623) 977-7201
13041 N Del Webb Blvd
Sun City, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Federico T Florendo
(623) 875-6001
13188 N 103rd Dr Ste 200
Sun City, AZ
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Data Provided By:
Patrick J G Browne, MD
(623) 974-2434
10192 W Coggins Dr
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Dublin, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Dublin
Graduation Year: 1971

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Brian Harris Perlmutter
(623) 974-1245
13188 N 103rd Dr Ste 309
Sun City, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, 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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