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Cardiologist Cambridge 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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William Paul Dole, MD
(510) 669-4047
400 Technology Sq Ste 8
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1973

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Thomas Aaron Risser, MD
(617) 665-1025
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Cambridge Hosp, Cambridge, Ma; Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Ma

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Thomas Aaron Risser
(617) 665-1025
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care (Intensivists), Cardiovascular Disease

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John T Flaherty, MD, FACC
(617) 349-0200
700 Main St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Salim M Jabbour
(617) 665-1025
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sugata Kalipada Das, MD
(617) 308-6957
62 1/2 Line St Apt 1
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Univ Of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1981

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Collin Melveton Stultz, MD
32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1997

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James Kuang-Jan Liao, MD
(617) 768-8424
65 Landsdowne St Rm 275
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1985

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Richard Theodore Lee, MD
(781) 891-1936
65 Landsdowne St Rm 289
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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