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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Collierville TN

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Holly Hughes
(901) 682-8663
917 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN
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Amodeo Chiropractic Clinic
(901) 854-5193
161 USHighway 72 East
Collierville, TN
 
Collierville Chiropractic Clinic
(901) 853-0103
890 West Poplar Avenue Suite 4
Collierville, TN
 
Fit for Life Fitness & Renewal Center Exclsvly FR WMN
(901) 755-1396
110 Timber Creek Drive
Cordova, TN
 
Endermologie Center
(901) 737-7511
310 Germantown Bend Cove
Cordova, TN
 
Burford Chiropractic Clinic
(901) 853-1734
346 New Byhalia Road Suite 3
Collierville, TN
 
Cannon Angie LMT
(901) 853-7030
348 New Byhalia Road
Collierville, TN
 
Arstikaitis-Nagel Audra District Of Columbia
(901) 737-3040
310 Germantown Bend Cove
Cordova, TN
 
A Touch of Tranquility
(901) 758-2772
8111 Walnut Run Road
Cordova, TN
 
Aqua Spa
(901) 369-0500
6030 Hickory Ridge Mall
Memphis, TN
 
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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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