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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Corvallis OR

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Robin Fajnsztajn
(541) 738-8066
2210 NW Evergreen St.
Corvallis, OR
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Acupuncture Clinic of Corvallis
(541) 753-5152
1220 Northwest Kings Boulevard
Corvallis, OR
 
Bilby Todd District Of Columbia
(541) 754-0325
970 Northwest Circle Boulevard
Corvallis, OR
 
Bellaisima Salon
(541) 752-8890
958 Northwest Circle Boulevard Suite A
Corvallis, OR
 
Dr Bob Johnson Chiropractic Clinic
(541) 753-7262
2131 Northwest Fillmore Avenue
Corvallis, OR
 
Marty Bigger
(541) 757-1454
33314 S. E. Peoria Rd
Corvallis, OR
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Drift Away Massage
(541) 753-4785
310 Northwest 5th Street
Corvallis, OR
 
Dr Leslie Berman PC
(541) 754-0054
2438 Northwest Professional Drive
Corvallis, OR
 
Corvallis Internal Medicine
(541) 758-0766
1128 Northeast 2nd Street Suite 101
Corvallis, OR
 
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(541) 752-0332
3470 Northwest Raven Place
Corvallis, OR
 
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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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