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Cardiologist Chelmsford MA

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Kenneth Francis Murphy, MD
(978) 256-6607
26 Brentwood Rd
Chelmsford, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1967

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Walter Moon Jo
(978) 256-6607
27 Village Square
Chelmsford, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jose M Carrion, MD
(978) 256-6607
27 Village Sq
Chelmsford, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Pavia, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Pavia, Italy
Graduation Year: 1975

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Kenneth Francis Murphy
(978) 256-6607
27 Village Square
Chelmsford, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Omar Azam Ali, MD
(978) 256-6607
27 Village Sq
Chelmsford, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1996

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Eric Joseph Ewald
(978) 256-6607
27 Village Square
Chelmsford, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Edward Lipman, MD
4 Meeting House Rd
Chelmsford, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1998

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Omar Azam Ali
(978) 256-6607
27 Village Square
Chelmsford, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Harsh Chandravadan Sanchorawala
(978) 256-6607
27 Village Square
Chelmsford, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Jose Carrion
(978) 256-6607
27 Village Square
Chelmsford, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Pavia, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Pavia
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Cardiologist
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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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