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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Front Royal VA

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Donna Krnak
(540) 743-2946
Rileyville, VA
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Cabazolo Scott District Of Columbia
(540) 622-6400
316 Warren Avenue
Front Royal, VA
 
Better Thymes Natural Foods
(540) 636-9209
Royal Plaza Shp Centre
Front Royal, VA
 
Carrier Chiropractic Center
(540) 622-6232
Royal Plaza Shp Centre
Front Royal, VA
 
Family Chiropractic Center
(540) 635-1270
29 Crescent Street
Front Royal, VA
 
Lisa D'Arcangelis
Stephenson, VA
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Center for Therapeutic Massage
(540) 635-0337
402 Virginia Avenue
Front Royal, VA
 
Berman Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic
(540) 636-8770
400 Virginia Avenue
Front Royal, VA
 
Front Royal Chiropractic & Acupuncture
(540) 636-1312
502 Warren Avenue
Front Royal, VA
 
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(540) 868-2028
5296 Main Street
Stephens City, VA
 
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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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