HolisticOnLine  Discover the Best!   

Comprehensive information about your health. Features conventional, alternative, integrative, and mind-body medicine.  
Holisticonline.com  gives you choices for your health,
naturally. (sm)  

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Dubuque IA

Looking for information on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Dubuque? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Dubuque that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find information on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Dubuque.

Dickeyville Chiropractic
(608) 568-3200
150 West Main
Dickeyville, WI
 
Cardin's Pharmacy
(608) 744-2195
120 North Main Street
Cuba City, WI
 
Chiropractic Associates of Platteville LLC
(608) 348-3156
470 South Water Street
Platteville, WI
 
Jacqueline Stoken
(515) 327-0046
1454 30th Street+ Suite 109
West Des Moines, IA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

Data Provided By:
Elaina Ori-Honeycutt
2531 Forest Drive
Des Moines, IA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

Data Provided By:
Cuba City Chiropractic Office LLC
(608) 744-2725
218 East Webster Street
Cuba City, WI
 
Downtown Designs Salon & Spa
(608) 348-5105
250 East Main Street
Platteville, WI
 
Bierbrauer Paul C District Of Columbia
(608) 348-4500
662 East USHighway 151
Platteville, WI
 
Teresa Baker
(319) 470-2305
2947 Four Seasons
Ft. Madison, IA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

Data Provided By:
Stephanie Mellor
(319) 369-9690
1350 Blairs Ferry Road
Hiawatha, IA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Holisticonline.com

Holisticonline.com is developed and maintained by ICBS, Inc.
Send mail to: info@holisticonline.com with comments about this web site.
Copyright © 1998-2011 ICBS, Inc. Terms of Use
All Rights Reserved.