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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Cullman AL

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(256) 739-4600
801 2nd Ave NW
Cullman, AL
 
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(256) 734-4700
1908 Cherokee Avenue Southwest
Cullman, AL
 
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(256) 734-4070
3259 Alabama Highway 157
Cullman, AL
 
Cullman Regional Orthopedics & Sports Medicine PC
(256) 737-5115
1942 Alabama Highway 157
Cullman, AL
 
Dr Lisa Weeks Keefe Chiropractor
(256) 739-0140
501 5th Street Southeast
Cullman, AL
 
Alverson Clinic of Therapeutic Massage
(256) 739-4464
1543 3rd Street Northeast
Cullman, AL
 
Below Juila E Dr Chiroprctr
(256) 734-6813
406 2nd Avenue Northwest
Cullman, AL
 
Copeland Chiropractic Clinic
(256) 737-9450
412 1st Avenue Southeast Suite 103
Cullman, AL
 
Buettner Barbara District Of Columbia
(256) 734-4357
401 1st Street Northeast
Cullman, AL
 
Candle Garden
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1011 2nd Avenue Northeast
Cullman, AL
 

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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