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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Anniston AL

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Ginger Bunn
(256) 782-2639
209 Pelham Rd. South
Jacksonville, AL
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Burgess Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic
(256) 237-9251
3001 McClellan Boulevard
Anniston, AL
 
Alternative Health Care & Chiropractic Center
(256) 236-7591
114 East 16th Street
Anniston, AL
 
Fantasy Scents
(256) 847-8000
1125 Russell Drive
Weaver, AL
 
Country Chiropractic
(256) 435-1099
1550 Pelham Road South
Jacksonville, AL
 
Dr. Bonita Harris, DC, ND, LAc
(256) 231-2323
226-A South Quintard Ave
Anniston, AL
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Acupuncture, BioMeridian Testing, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chelation Therapy, Chiropractors, Detoxification Foot Bath, Ear Coning, Hair Analysis, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Myofascial Release, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers
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Downey Drug
(256) 237-9426
2427 Alabama Highway 202
Anniston, AL
 
Buckner Family Chiropractor
(256) 741-8464
1105 Leighton Avenue
Anniston, AL
 
Friends Natural Grocery
(256) 835-9557
655 Creekside Drive
Oxford, AL
 
Darling Jill L District Of Columbia
(256) 435-2800
109 Clinton Street Southeast
Jacksonville, AL
 
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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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