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Cardiologist Bridgewater MA

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Jonathan Robbins Ellis
(508) 350-2400
1 Compass Way
East Bridgewater, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Barry Mark Arkin, MD
(508) 583-6262
210 Quincy Ave
Brockton, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1973

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Bruce J Kriegel, MD
(508) 583-6262
210 Quincy Ave
Brockton, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1983

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Clifford James Berger, MD
(508) 583-6262
210 Quincy Ave
Brockton, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Brigham & Womens Hosp, Boston, Ma; St Elizabeths Med Ctr, Brighton, Ma; Boston Med Ctr, Mattapan, Ma; Good Samaritan Med Ctr, Brockton, Ma; Brockton Hosp, Brockton, Ma
Group Practice: Brockton Cardiology Assoc

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Andrew L Kriegel
(508) 583-6262
210 Quincy St
Brockton, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Dr.John Terzian
(508) 897-6100
711 West Center Street
West Bridgewater, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Barry M Arkin
(508) 583-6262
210 Quincy Ave
Brockton, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Clifford J Berger
(508) 583-6262
210 Quincy Ave
Brockton, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Burton Jay Polansky, MD
(508) 941-7221
680 Centre St
Brockton, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1955

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Bruce J Kriegel
(508) 583-6262
210 Quincy St
Brockton, MA
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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