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Cardiologist Westbrook ME

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Dr.Howard Glass
(207) 857-9311
2 Chabot St # 1
Westbrook, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Howard Leonard Glass, DO
(207) 857-9311
2 Chabot St
Westbrook, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1975

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Mary Elizabeth Hourihan, MD
(619) 336-2300
887 Congress St Ste 310
Portland, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1985

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John Cram Lualdi, MD
(207) 885-9905
1250 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1992

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Jon Patrick Donnelly, MD
(207) 773-2723
887 Congress St Ste 310
Portland, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1990

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Howard L Glass
(207) 857-9311
2 Chabot St
Westbrook, ME
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert L Morse, MD, FACC
(207) 773-4112
107 Vaughan St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Paul William Sweeney, MD
(207) 885-9905
19 West St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1975

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Daniel P Storer, MD
(207) 622-1788
31 Allison Ave
Portland, ME
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa
Graduation Year: 1948

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Seth D Blank
(207) 773-8161
818 Congress St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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