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Cardiologist Brookline MA

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David Richard Pimental, MD
(617) 638-8078
99 Pond Ave Apt 715
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Thomas Barr Graboys, MD
(617) 732-1318
21 Longwood Ave
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1970

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Shmuel Ravid
(617) 732-1318
21 Longwood Ave
Brookline, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Brian Zane Bilchik
(612) 732-1318
21 Longwood Avenue
Brookline, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Bruce Andrew Koplan, MD
(617) 732-6660
55 Sewall Ave Apt PH-D
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1995

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Mark Anthony Tulli, MD
(617) 732-6660
20 Chapel St Apt C711
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kenneth Gershengorn, MD
(617) 738-1961
1101 Beacon St
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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Richard Wolff, MD
67 Buckminster Rd
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1950

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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
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Hospital: Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, La

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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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