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Cardiologist Barre VT

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Gregory MacDonald
(802) 229-9524
130 Fisher Rd
Berlin, VT
Specialty
Cardiology

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Mark Robert Heitzman
(802) 229-9524
130 Fisher Rd
Berlin, VT
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Richard Allen Katzman, MD
(216) 464-0778
PO Box 161
Waterbury, VT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Yiddish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1955

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Michael R Cohan
(802) 257-8382
17 Belmont Ave
Brattleboro, VT
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Finley Alexander Seagle, MD
(802) 862-5353
1233 Shelburne Rd
South Burlington, VT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1961

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Gregory John Mac Donald, MD
(802) 229-9524
130 Fisher Rd Ste 2-1
Berlin, VT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1976

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Michael G Hayes
(802) 229-9524
130 Fisher Rd
Berlin, VT
Specialty
Cardiology

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William Edward Hopkins
(802) 847-3655
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Arthur M Levy
(802) 847-3734
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Gregory MacDonald
(802) 229-9524
130 Fisher Rd
Berlin, VT
Specialty
Cardiology

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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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