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Cardiologist Boston MA

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David E Schwartz, MD
(978) 927-4110
77 Herrick St
Beverly, MA
Business
The Medical Group Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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Theresa Marie Palabrica, MD
(617) 636-8065
PO Box 11218
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1982

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Richard H Karas, MD
(617) 636-8776
750 Washington St # 80
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1986

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Paul L Huang
(617) 724-9849
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Gary J Balady
(617) 638-7490
732 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Bryan P Yan
(617) 726-3970
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Alice K Jacobs, MD, FACC
(617) 638-8707
88 E Newton St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Howard Waldman
(978) 744-5900
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Boston, Ma
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Emelia Jane Benjamin, MD
(617) 638-8968
1 Boston Medical Ctr Pl
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1983

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Herbert J LeVine
(617) 636-5911
750 Washington St
Boston, MA
Specialty
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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