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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Moses Lake WA

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Covey Chiropractic Clinic
(509) 765-0638
420 West 3rd Avenue
Moses Lake, WA
 
Basin Family Chiropractic
(509) 764-8626
2200 South Maiers Road
Moses Lake, WA
 
Bodyworks Therapeutic Massage
(509) 765-9205
830 East Broadway Avenue
Moses Lake, WA
 
Dabalos Chiropractic Clinic
(509) 766-9966
830 East Broadway Avenue
Moses Lake, WA
 
Dabalos Health & Wellness Center
(509) 764-4148
830 East Broadway Avenue
Moses Lake, WA
 
Dexter Chiropractic
(509) 765-0239
900 East Nelson Road
Moses Lake, WA
 
Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic
(509) 764-0472
530 West Valley Road Suite D
Moses Lake, WA
 
Fairbanks R L District Of Columbia
(509) 765-9235
414 South Beech Street
Moses Lake, WA
 
Fraley Chiropratic
(509) 764-1836
925 West Broadway Avenue
Moses Lake, WA
 
Davis Chiropractic
(509) 754-2461
1519 Basin Street Southwest
Ephrata, WA
 

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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