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Janice Daugherty
(252) 744-4611
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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ECU Physicians - Family Medicine
(252) 744-4611
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC
Services
Women's Health, Weight Management, Supplements, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Nutrition, Metabolic Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Geriatrics, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Bio-identical HRT, Auriculotherapy, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Alternative Health Care at the Christal Fountain
(252) 439-4377
610 Lynndale Court
Greenville, NC
 
Back Pain Clinic II Pennsylvania
(828) 254-1099
7 Beaverdam Road
Asheville, NC
 
Massage Works of Greenville & Kinston
(252) 916-5675
104 East Victoria Court
Greenville , NC
Specialty
Therapeutic massage
Professional Memberships
AMTA

Susan Ehrlich
(252) 353-4968
2314-B Executive Circle
Greenville, NC
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Braun Aleta Certified Reflexologist
(252) 355-5750
710 Cromwell Drive
Greenville, NC
 
Alternative Health Care Center
(910) 392-3770
4706 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC
 
Back Pain Accident & Rehabilitation Center
(252) 355-5115
3100 South Memorial Drive
Greenville, NC
 
Sara T Prescott, LMBT NC Lic#06410
(252) 714-8480
Greenville, NC
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist
Gender
female
Education
AAS in Therapeutic Massage

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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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