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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Fond Du Lac WI

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Jeffrey Nesta
(920) 748-0430
933 Newbury Street+ Box 390
Ripon, WI
Membership Organizations
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Family Chiropractic
(920) 906-5070
401 Prospect Avenue
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Fond Du Lac Center for Spirituality and Healing
(920) 921-9407
74 South Main Street
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Froemke R & G Shaklee Distributors
(920) 922-4068
13 6th Street
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Advantage Medical Center
(920) 921-4130
924 Forest Avenue
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Baehr Chiropractic Center South Carolina
(920) 923-3353
391 West Johnson Street
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Certified Natural Health Services
(920) 922-8950
747 Crestview Lane
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Anderson Chiropractic Office
(920) 926-1722
885 Western Avenue Suite 450
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Early Clinic of Chiropractic LLC
(920) 322-9594
1211 Rickmeyer Drive
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Classic Cut
(920) 922-3325
432 Prospect Avenue
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
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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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