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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Cape Coral FL

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ActiveLife Family Chiropractic
(239) 540-5433
1712 Cape Coral Parkway East
Cape Coral, FL
 
Scented Aromatics
(239) 826-6960
Fort Myers, FL
 
Islands of Massage and Fitness
(239) 540-1711
1639 Cape Coral Pkwy E Suite 203
Cape Coral, FL
Specialty
Massage Therapy, Pilates
Gender
Female
Education
State of Florida Licensed Massage Therapist MA62385, MM26808
Professional Memberships
Member of Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America,American College of Sports Medicine): Alliance of Health and Fitness Professional Member, American Safety and Health Institute, State of Florida Licensed Massage Therapist MA62385, MM26808

Lee, Wildred K, Md - Island Coast Pediatrics
(239) 768-2111
13650 Metropolis Ave Ste 1
Fort Myers, FL

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Gulf Coast Women's Care
(239) 561-2200
14271 Metropolis Ave Ste B
Fort Myers, FL

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Scented Aromatics
(239) 826-6960
Fort Myers, FL
 
Integrative Medicine Center
(239) 274-3413
9371 Cypress Lake Dr Suite 8
Fort Myers, FL
 
Axis Natural Medicine
(239) 288-0900
7680 Cambridge Manor Place
Fort Myers, FL
Specialty
Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy, Massage

Sager Steven B Do
(239) 768-7071
13685 Doctors Way
Fort Myers, FL

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Jayson B. Calton
(941) 544-8853
North Venice, FL
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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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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