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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Elkton MD

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Chiropractic Services
(610) 932-9061
25 North 3rd Street
Oxford, PA
 
Barno Family Chiropractic
(610) 268-2680
Old Rte 1 And Lake Rd
Avondale, PA
 
Carberry Michael C District Of Columbia
(610) 444-1424
747 West Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA
 
Baltazar, Rodney, DO - Baltazar Women's Care
(410) 398-6660
721 N Bridge St
Elkton, MD

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All About Women Incorporated
(302) 633-6727
620 Stanton Christiana Rd
Newark, DE

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Dr Matthew Duddy/Avondale Chiropractic
(610) 268-8122
417 Pennsylvania Avenue Route 41
Avondale, PA
 
Carousel Performing Arts Center
(610) 444-1948
207 West Cypress St
Kennett Square, PA
 
Fingerprints Salon & Day Spa
(610) 388-7877
509 Orchard Avenue
Kennett Square, PA
 
Wisniewski, Robert E, Md - First State Women's Care
(302) 454-9800
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 106
Newark, DE

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Gadea Juan P Md
(302) 731-5713
179 W Chestnut Hill Rd Ste 6
Newark, DE

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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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