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Cardiologist Salem MA

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David E Schwartz, MD
(978) 927-4110
77 Herrick St
Beverly, MA
Business
The Medical Group Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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John C Santos, MD
(978) 744-3499
331 Highland Ave Ste 101
Salem, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1965

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Frank J Straccia
(978) 743-1200
331 Highland Ave
Salem, MA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Anil Kumar Mukerjee, MD
(603) 444-9605
79 Highland Ave
Salem, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mgm Med Coll, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya, Indore, Mp, India
Graduation Year: 1975

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David Louis Rabin, MD
(978) 744-5900
81 Highland Ave
Salem, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1989

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Mario Emanuele Motta, MD
(978) 744-3499
331 Highland Ave Ste 101
Salem, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1978

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Andrew J Kemper
(978) 744-5900
81 Highland Ave
Salem, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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David F Kahn
(978) 744-3499
331 Highland Ave
Salem, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Carl Bruce Ledig, MD
(978) 745-1200
331 Highland Ave
Salem, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1972

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Harvey Saul Zarren, MD
(781) 599-4718
331 Highland Ave
Salem, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Union Hosp, Lynn, Ma

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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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