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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Brookings SD

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Complete Care Chiropractic
(605) 692-2225
1453 6th Street
Brookings, SD
 
2nd Glance Salon & Spa
(605) 692-3330
1027 Main Avenue
Brookings, SD
 
Country Friends
(605) 693-6633
22217 468th Ave
Brookings, SD
 
Arlington Chiropractic Clinic
(605) 983-5131
108 Main Avenue
Hetland, SD
 
Ronda Kvigne
(605) 670-4684
402 East 4th St. Suite #2
Dell Rapids, SD
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Brookings Chiropractic
(605) 692-7222
323 22nd Avenue
Brookings, SD
 
Eggers Chiropractic
(605) 692-7444
323 22nd Avenue Suite 100
Brookings, SD
 
BALO Enterprises Inc Schaefferil
(605) 629-3371
20612 480th Avenue
White, SD
 
Flandreau Chiropractic Clinic PC
(605) 997-3733
109 East 2nd Avenue
Flandreau, SD
 
Catherine Wilson
(605) 745-2000
500 North 5th Street
Hot Springs, SD
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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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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