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Cardiologist West Springfield MA

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James Thomas Buffum, MD
(413) 562-7558
26 Calvin Cir
West Springfield, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1984

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Vikas S Desai, MD
(413) 747-1850
149 Christopher Ter
West Springfield, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, South Gujarat Univ, Surat, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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Adrian Fluture, MD
(413) 794-5289
759 Chestnut St
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James Richard Cook, MD
(413) 784-2511
759 Chestnut St Rm S4604
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1982

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Thomas M Marantz
(413) 781-5735
2 Medical Center Dr
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Abdul M Khadra
(413) 733-2127
954 Westfield St
West Springfield, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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John M Joelson
(413) 781-5735
2 Medical Center Dr
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Patrick Marenco, MD
(413) 781-5735
2 Medical Center Dr Ste 410
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma; Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Pioneer Valley Cardiology

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Stephen M Wittenberg
(413) 781-5735
2 Medical Center Dr
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Stephen M Wittenberg, MD
(413) 781-5735
2 Medical Center Dr Ste 410
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1961

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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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