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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Middletown NY

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Cassilda James
(845) 343-8333
Middletown, NY
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Life Science Pharmacy
(845) 781-7613
144 Route 17M
Harriman, NY
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Pharmacology, Other, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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David Kramer
(845) 255-6164
321 McKinstry Rd
Gardiner, NY
Company
Homeopathic Consultants
Industry
Homeopath

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Sadaghiani, Hassan, Md - Community Medical Care
(845) 856-5277
15 E Main St
Port Jervis, NY

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Borgueta, Custodio R, Md - Womens Medical Care
(845) 561-0990
9 Hudson Valley Professional Plz
Newburgh, NY

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Minoo Pedoem-Shapiro
(845) 562-2191
448 Temple Hill Rd.
New Windser, NY
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Ilona Kramer
(845) 255-6141
321 McKinstry Rd
Gardiner, NY
Company
Homeopathic Consultants
Industry
Homeopath

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Middletown Community Health
(845) 457-5776
20 Walnut St
Montgomery, NY

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Lake Region Homeopathic
(845) 774-8677
9 Palmer Avenue
Monroe, NY
Specialty
Classical Homeopath
Gender
female
Education
25 years

Munzer, Andrei B, Md - Womens Medical Care
(845) 561-0990
9 Hudson Vly Pro Plz
Newburgh, NY

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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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