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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy North Charleston SC

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Joan Geanuracos
(843) 769-6848
1830 Belgrade Avenue
Charleston, SC
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Awakenings Beauty and Wellness Center
(843) 747-7098
1337 Remount Road
Charleston, SC
 
Alternative Medicine
(843) 572-1771
9231 Medical Plaza Drive Suite A
Charleston, SC
 
Faulk Alan Dr Chrprctr
(843) 764-1993
2070 Northbrook Boulevard Suite A14
Charleston, SC
 
East Shore Health & Racquet
(843) 767-2878
8545 Dorchester Road
Charleston, SC
 
Alpha Medical and Spinal Care - Knutson Dustin District Of Columbia
(843) 824-2273
2165 Ashley Phosphate Road
North Charleston, SC
 
Family Chiropractic of Charleston
(843) 764-1995
7565 Rivers Avenue Suite C
Charleston, SC
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(843) 572-1746
9 Corporate Pkwy
Goose Creek, SC
 
All Tropical Massage & Vitality Unlimited
(843) 553-7725
8731 Northpark Boulevard Suite A
Charleston, SC
 
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(843) 747-7986
1223 Remount Road
Charleston, SC
 
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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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