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Heather Winesett
(218) 249-7870
1000 East 1st Street+ North 105
Duluth, MN
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Cherie Kennedy
(715) 394-4394
3064 So. Chicago Ave.
Superior, WI
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Lake Superior Community Health Center
(218) 722-1497
4325 Grand Avenue
Duluth, MN
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Anderson Michael J Dr Chiroprctr
(715) 398-6679
2121 East 5th Street
Superior, WI
 
Ayurveda Wellness
(218) 341-9209
Duluth, MN
Duluth, MN
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Ayurveda and Yoga
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Female
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Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner
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Yoga Alliance, Natitional Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)

Nancy Sudak
(218) 525-5651
5313 Colorado Street
Duluth, MN
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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(715) 392-7591
Superior, WI
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Bergquist Chiropractic
(715) 392-4078
1823 Belknap Street
Superior, WI
 
Duane D. Kimball District Of Columbia
(715) 394-7222
1323 Broadway Street
Superior, WI
 
Ayurveda Wellness and Yoga
(218) 341-9209
31 West Superior Street #501
Duluth, MN
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Holistic Healing Yoga and Reiki
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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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