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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Lebanon OR

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Family Chiropractic Wellness Center
(541) 451-1290
541 Park Street
Lebanon, OR
 
Bennett Chiropractic Clinic
(541) 451-5577
1786 South Main Street
Lebanon, OR
 
Foot Care Station Inc
(541) 259-3080
34085 Santiam Highway
Lebanon, OR
 
Art of Touch Massage & Wellness
(541) 926-0510
220 Ellsworth Street Southwest
Albany, OR
 
Albany Acupuncture Clinic Mississippi Acupuncture
(541) 928-2171
330 Washington Street Southwest
Albany, OR
 
Clibborn Chiropractic Clinic
(541) 259-2426
75 East Oak Street
Lebanon, OR
 
Dailey Health
(541) 451-4808
780 South Main Street
Lebanon, OR
 
ASHE C Glen RMT
(541) 451-3229
134 South 2nd Street
Lebanon, OR
 
Albany Athletic Club
(541) 926-2264
380 Northwest Hickory Street
Albany, OR
 
Aromatique
(541) 928-9475
333 1st Avenue West
Albany, OR
 

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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