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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Oklahoma City OK

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Terry Reed
(405) 787-6111
4605 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Warr Acres, OK
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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All Health Clinics
(405) 681-7997
2228 Southwest 59th
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Bhoplay Suneela Maryland
(405) 235-4149
1211 North Shartel Avenue Suite 1006
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Downtown Chiropractic
(405) 232-1332
120 North Robinson Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Eastern Healing Arts - Oriental Medicine
(405) 401-6380
1720 N. Shartel Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Jamie Reed
(405) 520-2929
3601 S. Broadway #200
Edmond, OK
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Accident & Industrial Injury Clinic
(405) 943-0400
820 Northwest 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Brooks Clinic
(405) 943-0303
820 Northwest 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Brown- Ron D District Of Columbia
(405) 528-1936
1801 North Broadway Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Cassady & Company
(405) 232-4247
100 West Main Street Suite 112
Oklahoma City, OK
 
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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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