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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Fort Bragg NC

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Jacqueline Rochelle Poulos
(225) 772-2597
430 Shep Drive
Fayetteville, AZ
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Fayetteville Family Chiropractic
(910) 484-5999
305 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC
 
Christian Care Massage Therapists
(910) 487-1192
1110 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC
 
Accident & Family Chiropractic Center
(910) 630-1515
116 Country Club Drive
Fayetteville, NC
 
Susan Burns
(828) 221-2324
144 Azale Circle
Banner Elk, NC
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Graham Chiropractic & Health
(910) 823-4879
5851 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC
 
Featherstone Phillip Dr
(704) 525-8850
5110 Park Road
Charlotte, NC
 
Curds and Whey Health Foods
(704) 932-5508
112 West A Street
Kannapolis, NC
 
Achievers Unlimited Inc/ Top Distributor
(910) 424-7567
3632 Lakeshore Drive
Hope Mills, NC
 
Donna Randolph
(704) 823-1577
3302 S. New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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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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