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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Columbia TN

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Columbia Chiropractic Health Center
(931) 388-6437
101 Experiment Station L
Columbia, TN
 
Fox & Company Salon & Day Spa
(931) 381-1773
1211 Hatcher Lane
Columbia, TN
 
Clique's
(931) 388-4990
1129 Trotwood Avenue
Columbia, TN
 
Columbia Family Chiropractic
(931) 380-9177
1700 Carmack Boulevard
Columbia, TN
 
Allen Randall Dr
(931) 359-5687
1270 South Ellington Parkway
Lewisburg, TN
 
Chi Machine - Effortless Aerobic Exercise - It does all the work - you get all the benef
(931) 380-8811
Post Office Box 251
Columbia, TN
 
Beech Back Pain Clinic
(931) 388-0965
1404 Hatcher Lane
Columbia, TN
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(931) 381-4190
Shady Brook Mall
Columbia, TN
 
Candle Shop
(931) 388-0217
104 Stonewall Road
Columbia, TN
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(931) 359-9291
930 N Ellington Pkwy
Lewisburg, TN
 

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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