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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Laredo TX

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Don Juans Intl Foods
(956) 723-4040
1408 San Eduardo Ave
Laredo, TX
 
Expo 2000
(956) 791-8067
1219 Iturbide Street
Laredo, TX
 
Chirohealth Clinic
(956) 727-7600
2100 Corpus Christi Street
Laredo, TX
 
Crown Chiropractic Center
(956) 725-1133
2357 East Saunders Street
Laredo, TX
 
Abarrotes Elenita
(956) 796-0067
1216 Espejo Molina Rd
Laredo, TX
 
Body Mind and Soul Massage Clinic
(956) 765-9545
1111 Jackson Street
Laredo, TX
 
Airlum Inc
(956) 722-7675
3100 Guadalupe Street
Laredo, TX
 
Chacon Mario North Dakota Naturopathy & Acu-Pressure Center
(956) 722-5708
810 East Saunders Street
Laredo, TX
 
Centeno B & M Grocery Inc
(956) 727-4183
1427 Centeno Ln Rio Bravo Subd
Laredo, TX
 
Donna Otey
(817) 335-7700
1302 W. Magnolia Ave.
Ft. Worth, TX
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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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