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 Beckley WV

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

Evans- Robert M District Of Columbia
(304) 252-8525
314 Manor Drive
Beckley, WV
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(304) 255-7672
50 Raleigh Mall
Beckley, WV
 
Doody Mark District Of Columbia
(304) 252-5999
1034 North Eisenhower Drive
Beckley, WV
 
Boggs Chiropractic Center
(304) 255-4325
1808 Harper Rd
Beckley, WV
 
Christopher Grose chiropraptic center
(304) 250-6047
4026 Robert C Byrd Dr
Beckley, WV
 
Amjad
(304) 252-1600
166 George Street
Beckley, WV
 
Evans Robert M District Of Columbia
(304) 253-0713
403 3rd Avenue
Beckley, WV
 
CVS/Pharmacy
(304) 255-4189
Lester Square Shopping Ctr
Sophia, WV
 
Chipley Chiropractic
(304) 252-0200
409 North Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV
 
Candle Palace
(304) 252-4488
5475 Robert Centre Byrd Drive
Prosperity, WV
 

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.