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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Beaver Dam WI

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Charles Frinak
(920) 887-7101
705 South University Avenue+ Suite 510
Beaver Dam, WI
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Beaver Dam Chiropractic Clinic South Carolina
(920) 887-7156
604 Scott Street
Beaver Dam, WI
 
Beaver Dam Community Hospital - BDCH Sports & Fitness Center
(920) 887-4114
707 North University Avenue
Beaver Dam, WI
 
Celestial Scents
(920) 887-4655
201 Front Street
Beaver Dam, WI
 
Connecting Touch
(920) 887-1435
N7707 Fir Road
Burnett, WI
 
Chiropractic USA
(920) 885-0641
105 Warren Street
Beaver Dam, WI
 
ALT Chiropractic
(920) 887-3717
127 Park Avenue
Beaver Dam, WI
 
Earthshine Candles
(920) 887-8840
1000 Green Valley Road
Beaver Dam, WI
 
Fox Lake Chiropractic Clinic
(920) 928-6400
214 West State Street
Fox Lake, WI
 
Eidem Jack H Dr Chrprctr
(920) 485-4009
514 East Lake Street
Horicon, WI
 
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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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