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Cardiologist Johnston RI

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Lauralyn Cannistra
(401) 729-2175
111 Brewster St.
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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David John Fortunato, MD
(401) 273-1350
1524 Atwood Ave Ste 345
Johnston, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr.Cynthia Alves
(401) 331-6699
1539 Atwood Ave # 304
Johnston, RI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Miriam Hospital, Providence, Ri
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Terry Tschirley
(401) 273-2730
1524 Atwood Ave # 434
Johnston, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Terry Wayne Tschirley
(401) 273-2730
1524 Atwood Ave
Johnston, RI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Gisele Saliba, MD
(401) 751-6365
1524 Atwood Ave Ste 138
Johnston, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Joseph'S Univ, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1989

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Joseph A Farina Jr, MD
(401) 751-6365
1524 Atwood Ave Ste 138
Johnston, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1983

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Gisele Saliba
(401) 272-1900
1524 Atwood Ave
Providence, RI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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David J Fortunato
(401) 273-1350
1524 Atwood Ave
Johnston, RI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.William Levin
(401) 349-0366
41 Sanderson Rd # 205
Smithfield, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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