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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Grants Pass OR

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Christen K. Peattie
(541) 291-9660
Grants Pass, OR
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Joanne Ivens
(541) 956-9037
1741 SE Lela Lane
Grants Pass, OR
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Arcand James Dr District Of Columbia
(541) 476-2211
313 Northeast 7th Street
Grants Pass, OR
 
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(541) 476-3793
255 Bonnie Lane
Grants Pass, OR
 
Bibeau Kim
(541) 476-1720
356 Northeast Beacon Drive
Grants Pass, OR
 
Kristianna Woods
(541) 855-1726
2244 Galls Creek Rd.
Gold Hill, OR
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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2 Life Health Products
(541) 956-8668
2185 Northeast Spaulding Avenue
Grants Pass, OR
 
Deonne's Aromablends
(541) 476-1662
1051 Northeast 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR
 
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(541) 474-0252
603 Rogue River Highway
Grants Pass, OR
 
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215 Southeast 6th Street Suite 307
Grants Pass, OR
 
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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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