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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Morristown TN

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Brenda Ellis
(423) 585-5556
1539 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy.
Morristown, TN
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(423) 581-7867
3606 West Andrew Johnson Highway
Morristown, TN
 
All About You Day Spa
(423) 318-1018
321 Central Church Road
Morristown, TN
 
Carey Sue
(423) 586-2746
611 West 2nd North Street
Morristown, TN
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(423) 587-8074
2114 E Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(865) 586-2064
2008 W Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN
 
Appalachian Healing Arts
(423) 581-6955
2307 West Andrew Johnson Highway
Morristown, TN
 
Doddabele Sudi Maryland Crescent Medical PLLC
(423) 586-1811
220 North Fairmont Avenue
Morristown, TN
 
A Touch of Health
(423) 317-7788
400 East Economy Road
Morristown, TN
 
Coleman Family Chiropractic
(423) 587-5805
1775 West Morris Boulevard
Morristown, TN
 
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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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