George Philippides MD


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (say “hy-per-TROH-fik kar-dee-oh-my-AWP-uh-thee”) happens when the heart muscle grows too thick, so the heart gets bigger and its chambers get smaller. Many people have no symptoms and live a normal life with few problems. But in some people with this…

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle is thicker than normal. This may cause problems for some people. The heart may not pump blood as well as it normally does. The heart chambers might be smaller than normal. Or the heart muscle may not relax between beats as it normally does.

Cardiac Blood Pool Scan

A cardiac blood pool scan shows how well your heart is pumping blood to the rest of your body. During this test, a small amount of a radioactive substance called a tracer is injected into a vein. A gamma camera detects the radioactive material as it flows through the heart and lungs. The percentage of blood pumped out…

Monitor Holter

Un monitor Holter es un tipo de electrocardiograma (ECG) ambulatorio. “Ambulatorio” significa que usted puede caminar. Este dispositivo puede registrar la actividad eléctrica del corazón mientras usted se desplaza al hacer sus actividades cotidianas. Usted puede usarlo por entre 24 y 48 horas o más tiempo. El monitor es…