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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Hazleton PA

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Chiropractic Results
(570) 450-5500
121 Airport Road
Hazleton, PA
Eyerly Terrance M District Of Columbia
(570) 455-5822
110 Butler Drive
Hazleton, PA
Center City Chiropractic Clinic
(570) 459-5000
Fleet Bank Building
Hazleton, PA
Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Associates
(570) 450-9909
909 West 15th Street
Hazleton, PA
Diana Chiropractic Center
(570) 455-8141
1056 Grant Street
Hazleton, PA
Denning Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
(570) 450-6824
555 Alter Street
Hazleton, PA
Dejesus Rowena M Chiropractor
(570) 384-2994
Valley Of The Lks
Hazleton, PA
C V S/ Pharmacy
(570) 459-6393
1099 N Church St
Hazleton, PA
Beyond Eden
(570) 453-3336
35 North Wyoming Street
Hazleton, PA
Eyerly- Terrance M Dr Chiropractor
(570) 788-3981
Brookhill Centre
Conyngham, PA

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 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


        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.


        About 4 percent of people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy die each year. Death is usually sudden. Death from chronic heart failure is less common.


        The objective of the tr...

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