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Cardiologist Lewiston ME

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Mark Edward Lanzieri, MD
(207) 795-6622
300 Main St # CMHVC
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1985

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Ataollah Letafati, MD
(207) 777-4080
97 Campus Ave Ste 5
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1966

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Roy John Ulin, MD
(207) 777-5300
198 Main St # A
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1987

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James Prescott Parker, MD
(207) 777-5300
198 Main St Ste A
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1998

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Alan Langburd
(207) 753-3900
60 High St
Lewiston, ME
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Wade T Hamilton, MD
(207) 795-5950
12 High St Ste 300
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1973

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Betty J Kennedy
(207) 755-3383
106 Campus Ave
Lewiston, ME
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Richard P Cochran, MD, FACC
(608) 263-0439
300 Main St
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lynette J Fahnestock
(207) 777-5300
198 Main St
Lewiston, ME
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Bender
(207) 753-3904
300 Main St
Lewiston, ME
Specialty
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

    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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