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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Hood River OR

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Karen Lee
(509) 493-9241
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Aaan Acupuncture Acupressure Advanced Nutrition
(541) 386-4489
1237 State Street
Hood River, OR
 
Chiropractic Health Center
(541) 386-3988
1940 12th Street # B
Hood River, OR
 
Cascade Counseling Inc
(541) 386-1233
104 5th Street
Hood River, OR
 
Daniel's Health Foods LLC
(541) 386-7328
1114 June Street
Hood River, OR
 
Columbia River Chiropractic
(541) 387-2225
509 Cascade Avenue Suite E
Hood River, OR
 
Advanced Sports Nutrition
(541) 387-4500
1020 Wasco Street Suite D
Hood River, OR
 
Alpine Veterinary Hospital
(541) 386-6658
300 Frankton Road
Hood River, OR
 
At Home On Oak St
(541) 386-6687
105 Oak Street
Hood River, OR
 
A Salon Day Spa Boutique
(541) 386-2112
209 Oak Street
Hood River, OR
 
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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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