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Cardiologist Holyoke MA

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Alan Bruce Munro, MD
(413) 536-6902
2 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1968

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Alan B Munro
(413) 536-8924
2 Hospital Dr Ste 101
Holyoke, MA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Robert Vincent Chircop, MD
(413) 732-1928
6 Briar Spring Ln
South Hadley, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1977

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A Rita Peter Faherty, MD
(413) 733-1159
300 Stafford St
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1994

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Howard M Ledewitz
(413) 781-5735
2 Medical Center Dr
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Amir Mat Lotfi, MD
(413) 356-3816
48 Holy Family Rd Apt 508
Holyoke, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dhirendra Mohan, MD
(413) 539-9859
10 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kgs Med Coll, Univ Of Lucknow, Lucknow, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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John F Zimmerman
(413) 594-3111
444 Montgomery St
Chicopee, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Satyendra Giri
(413) 784-0900
3500 Main St
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Colin David Shafer, MD
(413) 781-5735
2 Medical Center Dr Ste 410
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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