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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Foley AL

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Edwin D. Patton
(251) 981-5469
Orange Beach, AL
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Foley Alternative Health Center
(251) 943-4948
311 West Laurel Avenue
Foley, AL
 
A Better Chiropractic Offices
(251) 955-5322
7857 State Highway 59
Foley, AL
 
Allen Wendell Dr North Dakota
(251) 970-3605
314 East Laurel Avenue Suite 2
Foley, AL
 
Burleson Chiropractic District Of Columbia
(251) 970-5960
2700 South McKenzie Street
Foley, AL
 
A Healing Touch
(251) 967-4744
620 North McKenzie Street Suite 200
Foley, AL
 
A A A Chiropractic Clinic
(251) 968-2225
1331 South Commercial Drive
Foley, AL
 
Artesian Springs Health Spa
(251) 970-5155
105 West Camphor Avenue
Foley, AL
 
Allen Darryl District Of Columbia
(251) 943-9430
224 West Laurel Avenue
Foley, AL
 
A Nu Image Spalon
(251) 968-8477
200 Office Park Drive
Gulf Shores, AL
 
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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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