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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Apple Valley CA

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Jamie Foster
(760) 486-1976
20601 Hwy 18+ Ste. 137
Apple Valley, CA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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As A Matter of Fact Wellness Center
(760) 240-0850
20811-D Bear Valley Road
Apple Valley, CA
Asia Acupuncture & Acupressure Clinic
(760) 242-3533
15940 Quantico Road
Apple Valley, CA
Apple Valley Acupuncture Clinic
(760) 242-1718
17993 USHighway 18
Apple Valley, CA
Bj's Natural Foods
(760) 245-2450
7th Street
Victorville, CA
Constance Darlington
(310) 857-8063
20601 Hwy. 18+ #137
Apple Valley, CA
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Asia Pain Care
(760) 242-5698
15963 Quantico Road
Apple Valley, CA
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(760) 242-8900
15982 Quantico Rd
Apple Valley, CA
Bj's Health Food
(760) 240-4121
21825 USHighway 18
Apple Valley, CA
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(760) 955-9988
15191 7th
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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 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


        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.


        About 4 percent of people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy die each year. Death is usually sudden. Death from chronic heart failure is less common.


        The objective of the tr...

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