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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Ardmore OK

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(580) 226-7546
2007 North Commerce Street
Ardmore, OK
 
Chiropractic Information Center
(580) 223-4923
2400 North Commerce Street
Ardmore, OK
 
Angel Delite
(580) 223-9777
1019 Republic Street
Ardmore, OK
 
Body Solutions
(580) 223-9100
602 Grand Avenue
Ardmore, OK
 
Ardmore Chiropractic Clinic
(580) 223-8200
1702 North Commerce Street
Ardmore, OK
 
Bellissima Day Spa & Salon
(580) 226-2244
129 E Street Northwest
Ardmore, OK
 
Bone Richard District Of Columbia
(580) 226-8877
1409 West Broadway Street
Ardmore, OK
 
Ellis Chad District Of Columbia
(580) 224-9566
2944 Harvey Road
Ardmore, OK
 
Ellis- William G Jr District Of Columbia
(580) 226-4052
5109 Kings Road
Ardmore, OK
 
Brocci-Flower Health Foods
(580) 369-3434
309 East Benton Avenue
Davis, OK
 

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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