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Cardiologist Westfield MA

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Joseph Michael Di Nardo, MD
(413) 568-2663
42 Overlook Dr
Westfield, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Centre Med Univ, Fac De Med, Geneve, Switzerland (Univ De Geneve)
Graduation Year: 1955

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Tariq Malik
(413) 572-4400
115 W Silver St
Westfield, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mehdi Pajouh
(413) 562-8088
48 E Silver St
Westfield, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Tariq Mahmood Malik, MD
(413) 572-4400
115 W Silver St
Westfield, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Baystate Med Ctr, 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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Shantilal Nanji Kenia
(413) 562-7558
65 Springfield Rd
Westfield, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mehdi Pajouh, MD
(413) 572-4400
69 Rachael Ter
Westfield, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Hamburg, Krankenhaus Eppendorf, Fak Med, Hamburg (407-21 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1994

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Shantilal Nanji Kenia, MD
(413) 562-7558
65 Springfield Rd # W
Westfield, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1976

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

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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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