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Cardiologist Brighton MA

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Douglas W Losordo, MD
(617) 789-3346
736 Cambridge St
Brighton, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05
Graduation Year: 1983

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Frederick Gordon Welt, MD
77 Warren St
Brighton, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1992

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Brian James Morrison, MD
(617) 789-2009
736 Cambridge St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1987

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Amy Edalji, MD
(617) 739-6300
1180 Beacon St Ste 5A
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Lady Hardinge Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1961

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Albert L Hyman, MD
(504) 891-6037
232 Summit Ave Apt 303
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1945
Hospital
Hospital: Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, La

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Emily Graham Kurtz, MD
(615) 260-8830
126 Summit Ave
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Patricia Anne C Come, MD
(617) 421-6050
133 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1972

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Shin Yin Foo, MD
(617) 264-4472
94 Longwood Ave # 3
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Panagiotis C Voukydis, MD
(617) 497-1560
29 Abbottsford Rd
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Athens, Fac Med, Sch Of Hlth Sci, Nat'L & Kapodistrian, Athens
Graduation Year: 1962

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Claudia Hochberg, MD
1 Deaconess Rd
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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