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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Ithaca NY

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Maura McCauley
(607) 387-5707
4435 Seneca Road
Trumansburg, NY
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Jill Kellner
(607) 272-2055
1321 Ellis Hollow Rd
Ithaca, NY
Company
Ellis Hollow Healing Arts
Industry
Homeopath

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Candor Massage Therapy
(607) 659-3347
2 Mill Street
Candor, NY
 
drdeanna.com
(607) 351-7808
206 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY
Specialty
Women's Health
Gender
Female
Education
naturopathic doctor / certified midwife
Professional Memberships
ND, CM

Krishna Culver
(518) 528-5198
323 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Larri Richmond
(607) 273-6513
322 N Aurora St
Ithaca, NY
Company
Larri Richmond
Industry
Homeopath

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Hackman Robert L.Ac.
(607) 272-5450
573 Spencer Road
Ithaca, NY
 
Candor Massage Therapy
(607) 659-3347
2 Mill Street
Candor, NY
 
Regina Morgan
(718) 773-2196
744 St. Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Joseph Petersen
(516) 801-4971
70 Glen St. Ste. 240
Glen Cove, NY
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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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

      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

        Diagnosis

        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.

        Prognosis

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

        Treatment

        The objective of the tr...

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