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Cardiologist Biddeford ME

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Edward Jerome Quinlan, MD
(207) 282-3666
24 W Cole Rd
Biddeford, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1986

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Shabbir Reza
(207) 282-3666
9 Healthcare Drive
Biddeford, ME
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Leopold A Viger, MD
(207) 967-4446
34 Fairfield Dr
Kennebunk, ME
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Peter J Higgins
(207) 396-5611
96 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Karen Kurkjian
(207) 396-5611
96 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Howard Bruce Sherman, MD
(207) 282-3666
24 W Cole Rd
Biddeford, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1990

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Michael John Festino
(207) 282-1559
42 North St
Saco, ME
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Lesley Slosser West, MD
(802) 442-0800
96 Campus Dr Ste 1
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1986

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Costas Theodore Lambrew, MD
(207) 883-6585
13 Atlantic Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me

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Craig M Brett
(207) 396-5611
96 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, 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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