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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Copperas Cove TX

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Downtown Chiropractic
(254) 518-2291
501 North Main Street
Copperas Cove, TX
 
A Elite Therapeutic Massage
(254) 518-3261
309 West Highway 190
Copperas Cove, TX
 
Calm Day Spa
(254) 532-9448
50004 Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 
Chicoine Chiropractic Clinics
(254) 554-8079
606 South Gray Street
Killeen, TX
 
Accident & Recovery Chiropractic Clinic
(254) 616-2225
710 West Rancier Avenue
Killeen, TX
 
Cove Physical Rehabilitation
(254) 542-2440
366 Town Square
Copperas Cove, TX
 
Amethyst the Natural Choice
(254) 547-9355
501 North Main Street
Copperas Cove, TX
 
Calm Enterprises Day Spa
(254) 628-1997
310 West Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, TX
 
D&D Funding Corp.
(254) 200-4398
3907 Shellrock Drive
Killeen, TX
 
Body Basic Massage Therapy
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101 West Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, TX
 

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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