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Lisa Gengo, ND, PA
(914) 419-7585
5 Wall Street
Norwalk, CT
Specialties
Alternative Medicine, Cardiovascular, Chronic disease, Acupuncture, Detoxification
Doctor Information
Medical School: University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2003
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Languages Spoken: English

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Henri Roca III
(203) 863-3615
30 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Henry C. Sobo, M.D.
(203) 348-8805
111 High Ridge Rd.
Stamford, CT
Specialty
Bioidentical Hormones, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chelation Therapy, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, NHRT, Nutrition, Thermography
Associated Hospitals
Optimal Health Medical

Mark Breiner
(203) 371-0300
5520 Park Ave
Trumbull, CT
Company
Breiner Whole Body Dentistry
Industry
Holistic Dentist, Homeopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nurse Practitioner, Osteopath (DO), Registered Nurse

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Greenwich Hospital Center for Integrative Med
(203) 863-3615
30 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT
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Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Pain Management, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Men's Health, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Geriatrics, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Environmental Medicine, Endocrinology, EFT, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Brain Longevity, Bio-identical HRT, Biofeedback, Auriculotherapy, Arthritis, Acupuncture
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Henry C. Sobo
(203) 348-8805
Stamford, CT
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Scott Gerson
(845) 278-8700
584 Milltown Road
Brewster, NY
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The National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine
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Ayurvedic Practitioner, Medical Doctor (MD)

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Richard Kulwin
(914) 273-9280
40 Bedford Rd
Armonk, NY
Company
Richard Kulwin
Industry
Homeopath

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University of Bridgeport
(203) 576-4552
126 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Chiropractors, Colon Therapy, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Reflexology, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Water Therapy
Associated Hospitals
Naturopathic Medical Center

miriam Tsao
(203) 972-3771
113 Heritage Hill Rd.
new Canaan, CT
 
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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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