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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Johnstown PA

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ESPE Chiropractic Health CNT
(814) 749-0869
Mundys Corner
Johnstown, PA
 
Conemaugh Chiropractic
(814) 539-6520
334 Greeve St
Johnstown, PA
 
Alternative Chiropractic
(814) 535-7775
915 Menoher Boulevard Suite D
Johnstown, PA
 
Forest Hills Chiropractic
(814) 495-5363
920 Locust
Saint Michael, PA
 
Antinoro Stephen Dr
(814) 467-5428
2100 Graham Avenue
Windber, PA
 
Conemaugh Spa & Wellness
(814) 539-4899
334 Greeve Street
Conemaugh, PA
 
Alternative Health Services
(814) 266-3226
2519 Bedford Street
Johnstown, PA
 
A Touch of Wellness Therapeutic Massage
(814) 266-4723
1111 Scalp Avenue
Johnstown, PA
 
Acosta William R
(814) 535-3558
47 Osborne
Johnstown, PA
 
Builder Surplus
(724) 676-4703
1820 Mulligan Hill Road
New Florence, PA
 

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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