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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Dickson TN

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Benton Chiropractic PC
(615) 441-4141
121 Henslee Drive
Dickson, TN
 
Country Chiropractic Center
(615) 952-5253
172 Luyben Hills Road
Kingston Springs, TN
 
Jennifer Utley
(901) 581-2404
933 Kensington Place
Memphis, TN
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Coleen Smith
(423) 722-9355
111 West Tenth Avenue
Johnson City, TN
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Stephanie Mouton-Reed
(615) 347-1036
4219 Hillsboro Road+ Suite 338
Nashville, TN
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Chumley J Thomas District Of Columbia
(615) 446-5953
2550 Highway 70 East
Dickson, TN
 
Centerville Chiropractic
(615) 799-0999
715 Fairview Boulevard West
Fairview, TN
 
Nancy Quigley
(615) 414-3724
44 Music Square+ East
Nashville, TN
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Linda Smith
(615) 793-0134
1600 Bill Eller Dr.
LaVergne, TN
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Paula Perkins
865-675-5530 or 865-249-8916
1204 Frederuck Dr.
Knoxville, TN
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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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