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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Elmira NY

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Four Winds Spa
(570) 888-5553
821 North Elmira Street
Sayre, PA
 
Annabel Chiropractic
(570) 882-8388
189 South Keystone Avenue
Sayre, PA
 
Bradford Family Chiropractic
(570) 882-9393
202 Desmond Street
Sayre, PA
 
Doheny Doris E District Of Columbia
(570) 888-1832
180 North Elmira St
Athens, PA
 
Between Friends Gift Shoppe
(570) 888-3038
332 South Main Street
Athens, PA
 
Energizing Body Shop by Bill Bahl LMT
(570) 888-9114
313 North Elmer Avenue
Sayre, PA
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(570) 888-5657
116 S Elmer Ave
Sayre, PA
 
Chiropractic First USA Inc
(570) 882-8081
224 South Main St
Athens, PA
 
911 Earth
(570) 888-3297
404 North Main Street
Athens, PA
 
Southern Tier Pediatrics
(607) 937-5317
254 E 1st St
Corning, NY

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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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