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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Atlantic City NJ

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Maria Bohle, CCH, RSHom (NA), ACACN, DHM, DCN
(609) 927-7327
580 Zion Rd.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Herbology, Homeopathy, Nutrition
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The British Institute of Homeopathy

Eternity Yoga
(609) 545-7795
Somers Point, NJ
Atlantic Cape Ob Gyn
(609) 927-3070
829 Shore Rd
Somers Point, NJ

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(917) 407-1651
100 Gall Court
Elmwood Park, NJ
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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(973) 471-5758
Clifton, NJ
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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(609) 545-7795
Somers Point, NJ
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(609) 748-5380
61 W Jimmie Leeds Rd
Galloway, NJ

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(609) 927-4235
505 Bay Ave Ste 101
Somers Point, NJ

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(856) 401-2960
Turnersville, NJ
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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(732) 961-3496
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a group of heart disorders in which the walls of the ventricles thicken. Usually, any thickening of the muscular walls of the heart is from the muscle's reaction to an increased workload.

Risk Factors

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is often found in:

  • People with a birth defect

  • In adults with acromegaly (from excessive growth hormone in the blood.)

  • People who have pheochromocytoma (a tumor that produces adrenaline.)

  • People with neurofibromatosis, a hereditary condition.

    Here is the chain of effects that leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy:

    1. The heart becomes thicker and stiffer than normal.

    2. As a result, the heart become more resistant to filling with blood from the lungs.

    3. This leads to back pressure in the lung veins.

    4. This, in turn, can cause fluid to accumulate in the lungs.

    5. The person, as a result, becomes chronically short of breath.

    6. As the ventricle walls thicken, they may block the flow of blood, preventing the heart from filling properly.


      Symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy include:

      • Faintness

      • Chest pain

      • Palpitations produced by irregular heartbeats

      • Heart failure with shortness of breath

      • Sudden death may result from irregular heartbeats


        Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is usually diagnosed from physical examination. It has a characteristic sound that can be identified by an experienced physician through a stethoscope. 

        The diagnosis is confirmed by further testing, if necessary, from:

        An echocardiogram

        Electrocardiogram (ECG)

        Chest x-ray

        Cardiac catheterization may be necessary if surgery is being considered.


        About 4 percent of people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy die each year. Death is usually sudden. Death from chronic heart failure is less common.


        The objective of the tr...

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