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Cardiologist Bristol RI

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Lauralyn Cannistra
(401) 729-2175
111 Brewster St.
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Andrew Anthony Nowak, MD
(401) 793-4104
6 Grant St
Barrington, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1998

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Zia Uddin Kidwai, MD
289 Pleasant St Ste 301
Fall River, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1987

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Stephen Dehn Zuehlke, MD
(508) 679-7376
289 Pleasant St # 301
Fall River, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Annes Hospital, Fall River, Ma
Group Practice: Prima Care Administration

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Richard K Mead, MD
(401) 245-6141
7 Ridgewood Rd
Barrington, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1956

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Dr.Margaret Ferrell
(617) 724-6750
289 Pleasant Street #501
Fall River, MA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Stephen Zuehlke
(508) 679-9955
289 Pleasant St
Fall River, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Frank Capizzo
(401) 247-0916
147 County Rd
Barrington, RI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ravi Chander
(508) 679-9995
289 Pleasant St
Fall River, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Bassem Nasser, MD
(508) 677-0700
289 Pleasant St Ste 301
Fall River, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alexandria, Fac Of Med, Alexandria, Egypt (330-03 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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