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Cardiologist Chelsea MA

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David E Schwartz, MD
(978) 927-4110
77 Herrick St
Beverly, MA
The Medical Group Inc

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Eugenio I Gonzalez
(617) 387-0473
391 Broadway
Everett, MA
Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Randall Zusman
(617) 726-7790
55 Fruit St # 5928
Boston, MA
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Charles Allen Boucher, MD
(617) 726-8511
8 Hawthorne Pl Ste 110
Boston, MA
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital: Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Boston, Ma

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Thomas J Wang
(617) 724-6158
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Laura R Benzaquen
(617) 884-8300
151 Everett Ave
Chelsea, MA
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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George William Dec
(617) 726-8237
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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David E Sosnovik
(617) 724-6750
55 Fruit St Yaw 5
Boston, MA
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Henning A Gaissert
(617) 726-2806
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Saumya Das
(617) 726-2890
55 Fruit Street Grb 804
Boston, MA
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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


    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.


    About 70 percent of people with restrictive cardiomyopathy die within 5 years of when symptoms begin.


    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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