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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Anderson SC

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Dr. David E. Naum
(864) 882-7698
125 Eagles Nest Drive, Suite D
Seneca, SC
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C V S/ Pharmacy
(864) 224-4421
922 Bypass 28 S
Anderson, SC
 
Chandler W T Dr Chiroprctr
(864) 261-3940
3722 Clemson Boulevard
Anderson, SC
 
Brian Keith Design Associates
(864) 226-7978
3215 Mall Road
Anderson, SC
 
Eve's Esthetics
(864) 375-1655
1900 Whitehall Road
Anderson, SC
 
Depalma Drugs Inc - Prescription Department
(864) 226-1201
314 South Main Street
Anderson, SC
 
Beach Connection Salon
(864) 226-8812
715 E Greenville Street
Anderson, SC
 
Dixon Carl M J Dr
(864) 226-0050
1500 Whitehall Road
Anderson, SC
 
Anderson Massage Therapy
(864) 226-3433
1707 North Main Street
Anderson, SC
 
Family Chiropractic Center
(864) 225-5188
601 North Fant Street
Anderson, SC
 

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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