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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy East Wenatchee WA

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Robert Anderson
614 Daniels Drive+ Northeast
East Wenatchee, WA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Basic Fitness Workout Club
(509) 884-4425
802 Valley Mall Parkway
East Wenatchee, WA
 
Diwana Paul S District Of Columbia
(509) 884-7163
1120 Grant Road
East Wenatchee, WA
 
Foxfire Fitness Massage Therapy
(509) 884-4100
832 Valley Mall Parkway Suite A
East Wenatchee, WA
 
Albertsons Supermarkets - Pharmacy- Wenatchee
(509) 662-2942
1128 North Miller Street
Wenatchee, WA
 
Wendy Stanger
(509) 886-8592
1679 Grant Rd.
E. Wenatchee, WA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Denise Holland LMP
(509) 886-8592
1612 Grant Road
East Wenatchee, WA
 
Addleman Chiropractic Clinic
(509) 884-3368
100 Valley Mall Parkway
East Wenatchee, WA
 
Biggar M Brent District Of Columbia
(509) 662-2161
416 9th Street
Wenatchee, WA
 
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(509) 665-3955
117 Palouse
Wenatchee, WA
 
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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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