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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Hagerstown MD

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Sally Garber
(717) 794-2144
13451 Sunrise Dr.
Blue Ridge Summit, PA
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All Natural Chiropractic PLLC
(717) 597-1944
30 Disert Drive
Greencastle, PA
 
Barvinchack- Evon Chiropractor
(717) 597-2829
11142 Williamsport Pike
Greencastle, PA
 
Caring Touch Massage & Physical Therapy
(717) 762-8386
239 East Main Street
Waynesboro, PA
 
1 Hot Opportunity-Streamline International
(304) 876-1316
PO Box 2102
Shepherdstown, WV
 
Olya MacMillan
(301) 787-1309
198 Thomas Johnson Dr.+ suite 13
Frederick, MD
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Barvinchack Evon District Of Columbia
(717) 597-9470
11142 Williamsport Pike
Greencastle, PA
 
Apple A Day Chiropractic Center
(717) 762-1500
11074 Buchanan Trail East
Waynesboro, PA
 
Chiropractic Health Center
(304) 876-2230
Maddex Professional
Shepherdstown, WV
 
Angelini Giancarlo Dr
(717) 328-2516
4500 Fort Loudon Road
Mercersburg, 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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