HolisticOnLine  Discover the Best!   

Comprehensive information about your health. Features conventional, alternative, integrative, and mind-body medicine.  
Holisticonline.com  gives you choices for your health,
naturally. (sm)  

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Beaverton OR

Looking for information on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Beaverton? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Beaverton that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find information on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Beaverton.

Val Jolley
(503) 957-6227
Beaverton, OR
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

Data Provided By:
David Boston
(503) 935-8121
9135 Southwest Barnes Road
Portland, OR
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

Data Provided By:
Rebecca Neborsky
(503) 216-0700
18040 SW Lower Boones Ferry Road+ Suite 100
Tigard, OR
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

Data Provided By:
Jennifer Kuenz
(503) 552-1551
3025 SW Corbett Ave.
Portland, OR
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

Data Provided By:
Katherine Hall
(865) 789-9401
3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

Data Provided By:
William Pleau
(503) 608-9160
3800 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard+ Suite 200-D
Beaverton, OR
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

Data Provided By:
Paul Thomas
(503) 643-2100
11790 Southwest Barnes Road+ #140
Portland, OR
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

Data Provided By:
Sonja Pearson
(503) 360-2037
2330 N.W. Flanders St.+ Ste. 205
Portland, OR
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

Data Provided By:
Melissa Hoffman
2953 Northwest Savier Street
Portland, OR
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

Data Provided By:
John Foote
(503) 929-5664
241 W. Main St.
Hillsboro, OR
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Holisticonline.com

Holisticonline.com is developed and maintained by ICBS, Inc.
Send mail to: info@holisticonline.com with comments about this web site.
Copyright © 1998-2011 ICBS, Inc. Terms of Use
All Rights Reserved.