HolisticOnLine  Discover the Best!   

Comprehensive information about your health. Features conventional, alternative, integrative, and mind-body medicine.  
Holisticonline.com  gives you choices for your health,
naturally. (sm)  

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Hilo HI

Looking for information on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Hilo? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Hilo that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find information on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Hilo.

Cindy Sellers
(808) 966-8581
HCR 2 Box 6300
Keaau, HI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

Data Provided By:
Mary Dressler
(808) 936-4555
P.O. Box 1720
Pahoa, HI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

Data Provided By:
Cecilia Palos
(808) 677-2400
94-750 Hikimoe St.+ Suite H
Waipahu, HI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

Data Provided By:
Kaleinani Allen
(808) 875-4669
825 Kumulani Dr.
Kihei, HI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

Data Provided By:
Shelley St. John
(808) 281-9156
P.O. Box 717
Haiku, HI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

Data Provided By:
Angelina Dressler
(808) 965-6424
15-113 Kamanu St.
Pahoa, HI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

Data Provided By:
Whole Person Healing Collective, LLC
(808) 936-1156
110 Haili St
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Holistic, Preventive, Integrative
Gender
Male
Education
MD

Alcyone Aquarian
(808) 261-4511
170 Kuulei Rd.
Kailua, HI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

Data Provided By:
Helen Smalley-Bower
(808) 946-8335
Honolulu, HI
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

Data Provided By:
Cindy Sellers
(808) 966-8581
HCR 2 Box 6300
Keaau, HI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Holisticonline.com

Holisticonline.com is developed and maintained by ICBS, Inc.
Send mail to: info@holisticonline.com with comments about this web site.
Copyright © 1998-2011 ICBS, Inc. Terms of Use
All Rights Reserved.