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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Brevard NC

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Sierra Lamanna
(828) 862-8806
1185 Ecusta Rd.,Phone sessions also available
Brevard, NC
Specialty
Distance Healing, Flower Essences, Herbology, Kinesiology, Medical Intuitive, Nutrition, Remote Healing, Spiritual Counseling, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Trinity Healing Arts

Brevard Chiropractic Center Pennsylvania
(828) 884-2990
15 Rosman Highway
Brevard, NC
 
Dunn Charles & Jo Ann
(336) 766-4012
3929 Hampton Road
Clemmons, NC
 
Acupuncture and Herbology Center
(336) 760-3993
1320 Ashley Square
Winston Salem, NC
 
Fountain of Youth Day Spa & Salon
(828) 698-2954
516 Kanuga Road
Hendersonville, NC
 
Brevard Tennis & Athletic Club
(828) 883-3005
Country Club Road
Brevard, NC
 
Acupuncture & Herbal Center of Brevard
(828) 877-5797
656 Country Club Road
Brevard, NC
 
Between Heaven & Earth
(910) 323-8711
726 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC
 
Fowler Rhulon A Dr Chiroprctr
(336) 226-8450
314 Alamance Road
Burlington, NC
 
Angel's Touch-Deborah Angel-Lmt # 1484
(828) 698-6634
217 Duncan Hill Road
Hendersonville, NC
 

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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