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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Hurricane WV

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John MacCallum
(304) 757-3368
300 B Prestige Park
Hurricane, WV
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Casto Clinics
(304) 757-7007
3784 Teays Valley Road
Hurricane, WV
 
First Hair Care
(304) 586-0812
Main St. & Route 35
Winfield, WV
 
Burns- Tammy Chroprctr
(304) 759-2220
104 Walnut Street
Nitro, WV
 
Bailey- Henry Chiropractor
(304) 727-0948
1200 Highland Drive
Saint Albans, WV
 
Erwin Tony District Of Columbia
(304) 757-7668
3551 Teays Valley Road
Hurricane, WV
 
Carroll Joan LMT
(304) 757-3368
3855 Teays Valley Road
Hurricane, WV
 
Bogren Timothy W District Of Columbia
(304) 743-1261
332 East Main Street
Milton, WV
 
Candles With'a Twist
(304) 759-1000
1800 18 Street & N 1 Avenue
Nitro, WV
 
Best Water
(304) 727-2425
80 Woods Drive
Saint Albans, WV
 
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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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