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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Asheboro NC

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Asheboro Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
(336) 625-3311
159 East Academy Street
Asheboro, NC
 
Accident Back & Headache Clinic of Archdale
(336) 434-2107
3204 Archdale Road
High Point, NC
 
Jaymie Weidenfeld
(704) 664-7454
379 Blume Rd
Mooresville, NC
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1105 Highway 54 Bypass+ #Q12
Chapel Hill, NC
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(336) 770-6343
Winston-Salem, NC
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Body & Motion School of Yoga & Performing Arts
(336) 629-9642
222 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, NC
 
Julia Lunsford
(919) 833-5044
223 1/2 Forest Road
Raleigh, NC
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(508) 941-8925
307 Capistrane Drive
Cary, NC
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(252) 353-4968
2314-B Executive Circle
Greenville, NC
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Raleigh, NC
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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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