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Finger Lakes Health

Finger Lakes Health

Finger Lakes Health is a community owned, not-for-profit health system that provides a full range of acute and long-term care health services to residents of the Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York. Finger Lakes Health is comprised of Geneva General Hospital, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, The Homestead at Soldiers & Sailors, Huntington Living Center and the Living Centers at Geneva North and South. Services are provided on three campuses located in Geneva, NY (Ontario County), Waterloo, NY (Seneca County) and Penn Yan, NY (Yates County).

The 660-bed health system is governed by a common Board of Directors and is served by a common management team. With 85 active staff physicians, the health system offers a broad range of primary, specialty and sub-specialty services to residents of the Finger Lakes region.

Geneva General Cardiology Associates

The Geneva General Cardiology Associates provide a comprehensive approach to patients with known or possible cardiovascular disease including non-invasive diagnostics. We provide patients with individualized assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and treatment. Our board certified cardiologists, Dr. Joe Gomez and Dr. Dmitry Chuprun coordinate care with other members of the Finger Lakes Health team as well as with your choice of tertiary care facilities, allowing you as a patient to access the care right for you personally.

Geneva General Cardiology Associates is located at 200 North Street, Suite 203 in Geneva, NY. For more information, call (315) 787-4204 or visit www.flhealth.org.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, (HCM) is a disease of the heart muscle in which a portion of the left ventricle, the heartís major pumping chamber, is thickened without any particular cause. This genetic disorder is common and is passed on from family member to family member. HCM is the leading cause of sudden, unexpected cardiac death in young athletes.

On September 12, 2009, 275 volunteers offered their time, expertise and training to screen 500 student-athletes from 16 school districts for HCM. The free screening was the first HCM screening in New York State and was the largest screening ever conducted in the United States. Organizers met with numerous superintendents of schools, athletic directors, coaches, parents and student-athletes providing valuable educational outreach.

Of the students screened, 45 were found to have a heart abnormality. Two students had signs of HCM and three students were found to have bicuspid aortic valves instead of tricuspid valves. Two students were found to have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Click here to see a patient testimonial.

The next free HCM screening will be Saturday, March 5 at the Geneva Community Center in Geneva, NY. For more information, call (315) 787-4636 or visit www.flhealth.org.