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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Oak Harbor WA

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(360) 336-5220
303 Vera St.
Mt. Vernon, WA
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(360) 675-6285
495 Southeast Maylor Street Suite 2
Oak Harbor, WA
 
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(360) 279-0932
Bayshore Drive
Oak Harbor, WA
 
Cascade Massage Therapy
(360) 675-8730
830 Southeast Bayshore Drive Suite 201
Oak Harbor, WA
 
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(360) 466-1073
710 South 1 Street Street
Louisiana Conner, WA
 
Bestwater Purification Systems
(360) 675-4524
1273 Silver Lake Road
Oak Harbor, WA
 
Albertson's Store No 402 - Pharmacy
(360) 279-8829
1450 Southwest Erie Street
Oak Harbor, WA
 
Familycare Physical Therapy
(360) 279-1445
275 Southeast Cabot Drive
Oak Harbor, WA
 
Bayshore Chiropractic
(360) 675-1066
840 Southeast Bayshore Drive Suite 101
Oak Harbor, WA
 
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(360) 387-5757
370 Northeast Camano Drive Ste 6
Camano Island, WA
 
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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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