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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Coos Bay OR

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Coos Chiropractic Clinic PC
(541) 269-9022
790 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, OR
 
Alternative Healing Center
(541) 266-7543
585 South 7th Street
Coos Bay, OR
 
Bay Area Chiropractic Center
(541) 269-2525
540 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, OR
 
A Healing Place
(541) 267-3002
P.O. Box 254
Coos Bay, OR
 
Bay Area Therapy Center
(541) 751-8212
1860 Virginia Avenue
North Bend, OR
 
Accute & Chronic Pain Center
(541) 269-2633
562 North Broadway
Coos Bay, OR
 
Alternative Actions
(541) 267-2398
2550 Woodland Drive # C
Coos Bay, OR
 
Chiropractic Health
(541) 267-6111
455 South 4th Street
Coos Bay, OR
 
Family Chiropractic Center
(541) 756-5120
2184 Broadway Street
North Bend, OR
 
Coos Head Food Store
(541) 756-7264
1960 Sherman Avenue
North Bend, OR
 

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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