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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Morganton NC

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Neal Carver
(828) 738-3369
5342 Nix Creek Rd.
Marion, NC
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Bodyworks Fitness & Aerobics
(919) 644-2639
121 Boone Square Street
Hillsborough, NC
 
Bodywork Therapeutic Services
(828) 433-9020
2907 US70 East
Morganton, NC
 
Bodyworks Therapeutic Massage
(704) 983-1000
731 North 2nd Street
Albemarle, NC
 
Therapeutic Massage and Reflexology
(828) 430-0751
505 W. Fleming Dr.
Morganton, NC
 
Alpine Chiropractic & Acupuncture
(828) 433-1071
205 Carbon City Road
Morganton, NC
 
Boiling Springs Chiropractic
(704) 434-2911
Steele Bridge Road
Lattimore, NC
 
Bonner Leslie Clement N D Lmbt
(828) 254-1889
577 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC
 
Blue Ridge Chiropractic Clinic Pennsylvania
(828) 652-5321
387 South Main Street
Marion, NC
 
Lenna Shepard
(910) 325-0048
620 Sabiston Dr. Unit C
Swansboro, NC
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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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