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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Newport News VA

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Carl O. Helvie
(757) 848-9193
Hampton, VA
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Authentic Acupuncture and Herbs Clinic
(757) 753-2946
755 Thimble Shoals Blvd.
Newport News, VA
 
Dr. Christopher Brill
(757) 873-4131
11872 Canon Boulevard
Newport News, VA
 
Edwards Norman R Maryland
(757) 873-0712
610 Thimble Shoals Boulevard
Newport News, VA
 
Acupuncture-Acute Pain Specialist
(757) 873-8701
11790 Jefferson Avenue Suite 205
Newport News, VA
 
Lorraine Pilarski
(757) 587-6062
2418 Bay Oaks Place
Norfolk, VA
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Advanced Therapeutic Solutions
(757) 873-0774
732 Thimble Shoals Boulevard
Newport News, VA
 
Blankenship Chiropractic
(757) 873-7734
732 Thimble Shoals Boulevard Ste 801-l
Newport News, VA
 
Brown Bottom Tans
(757) 596-4460
11710-L Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA
 
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(757) 223-1122
12284 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA
 
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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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