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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Fresno CA

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Barbara Lundeen
(559) 222-2555
2733 East Garland Avenue
Fresno, CA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Sue Stone
(559) 435-1650
7415 North Cedar Avenue+ #101
Fresno, CA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Aikido of Fresno
(559) 237-2454
1130 North Wishon Avenue
Fresno, CA
 
Larry M. Tsutsui, D.C.
(559) 222-1384
2023 N. Van Ness Blvd
Fresno, CA
 
Acupuncture Healing Arts Center
(559) 449-0355
726 West Barstow Avenue Suite 103
Fresno, CA
 
Cynthia Williams
(559) 286-8046
659 W. Shaw Ave.+ Ste. F
Fresno, CA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Beneficial Therapeutic Massage
(559) 441-0031
1310 East Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA
 
Natural Way Health Center
(559) 981-0875
2332 E. Pico Avenue
Fresno, CA
 
A Johnson Chiropractic
(559) 431-6874
5430 North Palm Avenue Suite 112
Fresno, CA
 
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(559) 222-3400
4559 North Cedar Avenue
Fresno, CA
 
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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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