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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Claremore OK

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(918) 283-2222
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Claremore, OK
 
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(918) 341-8615
422 West Will Rogers Boulevard
Claremore, OK
 
Claremore Flowers
(918) 341-1086
400 North Lynn Riggs Boulevard
Claremore, OK
 
Absolute Best Chiropractic
(918) 443-1000
115 West Atlas Avenue
Oologah, OK
 
Complete Care Chiropractic
(918) 272-8054
435 East 2nd Avenue
Owasso, OK
 
All About You Day Spa
(918) 343-1868
20585 S 4200 Rd
Claremore, OK
 
Better Health Chiropractic
(918) 342-3737
222 North Lynn Riggs Boulevard
Claremore, OK
 
Claremore Chiropractic Clinic
(918) 341-6535
900 West Will Rogers Boulevard
Claremore, OK
 
Asian Spring Massage
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9100 North Garnett Road
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Cox Chiropractic Clinic
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8434 North 123rd East Avenue
Owasso, OK
 

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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