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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Greensboro NC

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Denise DeForest Pastoor
(336) 207-7959
Greensboro, NC
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Advanced Health & Pain Relief Center
(704) 921-0505
2305 East Wt Harris Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 
Beach PHY of Avon
(252) 995-3811
PO Box 660
Avon, NC
 
Beck Chiropractic Center Pennsylvania
(910) 739-5751
578 Farringdon Street
Lumberton, NC
 
Accredited Relax & Rejuvenate
(828) 250-9077
Westgate Shopping Court
Asheville, NC
 
Pam Crawford
(336) 482-0270
7325 W. Friendly Ave.+ #A-1
Greensboro, NC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists
(336) 482-2856
3 Terrace Way
Greensboro, NC
 
Blue Mountain Herbs & Supplements
(336) 368-5955
141 West Main Street
Pilot Mountain, NC
 
Blue Haven Nail & Skin Care Spa
(336) 275-7080
301 State Street
Greensboro, NC
 
Beaufort Chiropractic Center
(252) 728-0730
102 Fairview Drive
Beaufort, NC
 
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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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