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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Boone NC

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Patricia Turbyfill
(828) 260-6297
409 Russelton Road
Boone, NC
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Health & Wellness Initiatives
(828) 221-2324
144 Azale Circle
Banner Elk, NC
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West Mill Wellness Center
(919) 233-8641
6300 Chapel Hill Road
Raleigh, NC
 
Apex Chiropractic Inc
(919) 362-9066
729 Hunter Street
Apex, NC
 
Ashi Therapy Ashi Aromatics Inc.
(828) 898-5555
PO BOX 1858 1239 Balm Hwy
Banner Elk, NC
 
Susan Burns
(828) 221-2324
144 Azale Circle
Banner Elk, NC
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Angelica's Vegetarian Restaurant & Juice Bar
(828) 265-0809
506 West King Street
Boone, NC
 
Appalachian Acupuncture & Herbology Clinic
(828) 265-3616
643 Greenway Road
Boone, NC
 
Elliott's Restaurant at Westglow Spa
(828) 295-4463
Highway 221 South
Blowing Rock, NC
 
Ashi Therapy Ashi Aromatics Inc.
(828) 898-5555
PO BOX 1858 1239 Balm Hwy
Banner Elk, 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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