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Cardiologist Somerville 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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Ingo H Stubbe
(617) 591-4920
230 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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William Robert Bachman
(617) 591-4350
230 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Kyle K Pond
(617) 497-1560
300 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert J Campbell
(617) 497-1560
300 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sugata Kalipada Das, MD
(617) 308-6957
62 1/2 Line St Apt 1
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Univ Of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1981

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William Robert Bachman, MD
(617) 591-4350
230 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1991

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Zoltan Zrany, MD
52 Hall Ave # 2
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Joseph Campbell, MD
(617) 497-1560
330 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1982

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Michael Thomas Chin, MD
(617) 768-8418
65 Landsdowne St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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