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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Greensburg PA

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(724) 515-7786
Irwin, PA
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Chinese Acupuncture Center
(724) 837-7880
600 Rugh Street
Greensburg, PA
 
Alternative Bodywork Center
(724) 532-1510
433 Frye Farm Rd
Greensburg, PA
 
Bella Tan
(724) 836-8300
530 Pellis Road
Greensburg, PA
 
Camlin Dennis P District Of Columbia
(724) 837-4340
112 Alexander Avenue
Greensburg, PA
 
Cole Chiropractic
(724) 850-8737
460 Mathews Street
Greensburg, PA
 
Calcagni Brian L District Of Columbia
(724) 837-6717
223 North Maple Avenue
Greensburg, PA
 
Fitch John District Of Columbia
(724) 837-1105
Route 30 E
Greensburg, PA
 
Aukerman W D District Of Columbia
(724) 837-5661
136 Lakewood Road
Greensburg, PA
 
Baughman- John P Dr Chiropractor
(724) 832-2400
401 Pellis Road
Greensburg, PA
 
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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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