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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Lake Havasu City AZ

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(928) 855-2069
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Lake Havasu City, AZ
 
A Natural Massage & Spa Therapy
(928) 505-8667
2178 McCulloch Boulevard North
Lake Havasu City, AZ
 
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(928) 855-2224
2176 McCulloch Boulevard North Suite 3
Lake Havasu City, AZ
 
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(928) 453-6200
1963 McCulloch Boulevard North Suite 103
Lake Havasu City, AZ
 
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(928) 208-7477
2180 McCulloch Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ
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Advanced Chiropractic & Sports Medicine
(928) 453-2225
2148 McCulloch Boulevard North Suite 105
Lake Havasu City, AZ
 
Center for Holistic Health Improvement
(928) 855-4664
315 English Village
Lake Havasu City, AZ
 
A Acupuncture Center
(928) 854-4325
2060 Acoma Boulevard West
Lake Havasu City, AZ
 
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(928) 854-9551
3200 Maricopa Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ
 
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(928) 854-8005
430 Lake Havasu Ave S Unit 102
Lake Havasu City, AZ
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Chiropractor
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Female
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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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