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Cardiologist Woonsocket RI

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Lauralyn Cannistra
(401) 729-2175
111 Brewster St.
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Alberto V Erfe
(401) 765-0030
20 Cumberland Hill Rd
Woonsocket, RI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Sajid Siddiq
(401) 762-3838
68 Cumberland St
Woonsocket, RI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mouhannad Dalao
(401) 766-5959
25 John Cummings Way
Woonsocket, RI
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Peter Petropoulos, MD
(401) 765-3121
115 Cass Ave
Woonsocket, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mohammed Arif
(401) 766-5959
25 John Cummings Way
Woonsocket, RI
Specialty
Cardiology

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Jeffrey Foster Latham, MD
(401) 658-1220
115 Cass Ave
Woonsocket, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1975

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Kirit DeSai
(401) 762-3838
68 Cumberland St
Woonsocket, RI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Khurram Shahzad
(401) 766-5959
25 John Cummings Way
Woonsocket, RI
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Basilia C Ramirez
(401) 766-5200
20 Cumberland Hill Rd
Woonsocket, RI
Specialty
Cardiology, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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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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