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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Grand Forks ND

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Grand Forks, ND
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Active Life Therapeutic Massage
(701) 775-8000
1551 28th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
 
Dakota Chiropractic
(701) 772-6004
1305 1st Avenue North
Grand Forks, ND
 
Body Visions Therapeutic Massage LLC
(701) 780-9525
1133 South Columbia Road Suite B
Grand Forks, ND
 
Advance Chiropractic Clinic
(701) 772-2670
2840 19th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
 
Dallman Chiropractic
(701) 775-3215
1395 South Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND
 
Dr Alan Ottinger
(701) 746-7979
2655 24th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
 
Erickson Kay LMT
(701) 746-7161
1521 24th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
 
Absolute Comfort Therapeutic Massage
(701) 772-0900
1521 24th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
 
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Grand Forks, ND
 
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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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