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Cardiologist Newton Center MA

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Randy Joyce Averback, MD
(617) 796-7165
500 Ward St
Newton, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1982

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Marshall B Kreidberg, MD, FACC
(617) 332-9871
25 Sevland Rd
Newton, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lester Allen Steinberg, MD
(617) 734-1394
1151 Walnut St
Newton Highlands, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1945
Hospital
Hospital: Healthsouth New England Rehab, Woburn, Ma

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Manuel Kaufman, MD
(617) 969-7037
94 Winston Rd
Newton Center, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kyle Kirkpatrick Pond, MD
119 Dickerman Rd
Newton, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 2000

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Benjamin M Scirica, MD
(617) 332-5944
51 Carl St
Newton, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1999

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Matthew David Rosen, MD
(508) 894-0400
94 Redwood Rd
Newton, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1992

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Philip Jack Podrid, MD
(617) 638-8947
96 Cynthia Rd
Newton Center, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1972

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Modestino G Criscitiello, MD, FACC
2 Raeburn Ter
Newton Highlands, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jagmeet Premindra Singh, MD
(617) 726-5036
39 Walsh Rd
Newton, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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