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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Anchorage AK

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Wendy Glen
(907) 349-4060
6239 B Street+ ste. #202
Anchorage, AK
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Fireweed Health Care Inc
(907) 276-4611
1407 West 31st Avenue
Anchorage, AK
 
Fireweed Therapeutic Massage
(907) 243-1180
301 East Fireweed Lane
Anchorage, AK
 
Dr Lee Waldroup
(907) 276-6325
401 West Intl Airport Road
Anchorage, AK
 
Barber Adrian G District Of Columbia
(907) 222-2100
550 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
 
Frances Nelson
(907) 349-4060
205 E. Diamond Blvd.+ Box 514
Anchorage, AK
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(907) 743-0981
207 East Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
 
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(907) 561-3434
3210 Denali Street
Anchorage, AK
 
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(907) 929-2639
750 East Fireweed Lane
Anchorage, AK
 
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(907) 243-3031
2550 Denali Street Suite 1401
Anchorage, AK
 
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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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