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Cardiologist Framingham MA

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Neeta S Shah, MD
(508) 368-3130
344 Thompson Rd
Webster, MA
Business
Fallon Medical Center Cardio
Specialties
Cardiology

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Lars C Erickson, MD
(508) 872-1107
761 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1984

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Joshua Michael Krasnow, MD
(508) 334-1000
10 Magnolia St
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1998

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Edward Hoffer
(508) 875-6977
655 Concord St
Framingham, MA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Elizabeth Kasen Ascher, MD
(508) 739-1501
99 Lincoln St Fl 2
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1977

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Richard Stephen Blumenfeld
(508) 879-7904
761 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Richard S Blumenfeld, MD
(508) 872-1107
761 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1972

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Brian Christopher Downey, MD
(617) 636-5000
16 Duggan Dr
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1998

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Patrick J Blomberg
(508) 875-4811
99 Lincoln St
Framingham, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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James David Alderman, MD
(508) 383-1670
115 Lincoln St
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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