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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Johnson City TN

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Coleen Smith
(423) 722-9355
111 West Tenth Avenue
Johnson City, TN
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Aromatones
(423) 232-0333
323 East Main Street
Johnson City, TN
 
Boleyn Richard A District Of Columbia
(423) 926-2121
414 East Watauga Avenue
Johnson City, TN
 
Eldridge Brad District Of Columbia
(423) 232-9600
908 East Watauga Avenue
Johnson City, TN
 
Advanced Care Chiropractic
(423) 929-2225
1001 North Roan Street Suite 2
Johnson City, TN
 
Carroll Traci Cnmt PhD
(423) 928-9394
113 East Unaka Avenue Suite 1
Johnson City, TN
 
Barber Beth Evelyn LMT
(423) 434-9765
600 East Unaka Avenue
Johnson City, TN
 
Center for Integrative Medicine at the Oaks - Whynot Chiropractic at the Oaks Dwight Whyno
(423) 926-9100
1416 South Roan Street
Johnson City, TN
 
Body Health & Mind Center
(423) 282-9713
807 North Roan Street
Johnson City, TN
 
Broce Jennifer LMT
(423) 926-3472
605 Baxter Street
Johnson City, TN
 
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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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