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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy High Point NC

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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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David M. McMahon
(336) 770-6343
Winston-Salem, NC
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Accident Back & Headache Clinic of High Point
(336) 886-4600
1622 Eastchester Drive Suite 101A
High Point, NC
 
Center for Stress & Pain Management
(919) 785-0705
3509 Haworth Drive Suite 402
Raleigh, NC
 
Chatham Wellness Associates LLP
(919) 542-6868
199 West Salisbury Street
Pittsboro, NC
 
Denise DeForest Pastoor
(336) 207-7959
Greensboro, NC
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Ambiance European Salon & Spa Inc
(336) 883-7778
801 Phillips Avenue
High Point, NC
 
Accident Back & Headache Clinic of Archdale
(336) 434-2107
3204 Archdale Road
High Point, NC
 
Center for Natural Medicine Inc
(910) 423-4086
404 Hope Mills Road
Fayetteville, NC
 
Center for Natural Healing
(800) 757-9731
P.O. Box 1055
Pisgah Forest, 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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