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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Orem UT

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Uli Braun
(435) 660-1180
502 S. State St.
Orem, UT
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Bailey Chiropractic & Sports Performance Center
(801) 224-8080
1635 North State Street
Orem, UT
 
Complete Packaging
(801) 224-1910
922 North 1430 West
Orem, UT
 
Alleman Von Chiropractor
(801) 221-9071
147 West 400 North
Orem, UT
 
Cascade Spinal Rehabilitation Center
(801) 235-9944
757 East 800 North
Orem, UT
 
Mia Magistro
(801) 427-1049
1103 South Orem Blvd.
Orem, UT
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Allen's Super Save #2
(801) 224-3131
1950 North State Street
Orem, UT
 
Aznar John G Chiropractor
(801) 225-3481
207 North State Street
Orem, UT
 
Acupuncture by Sherman Shiping YU
(801) 225-6036
224 North 400 East
Orem, UT
 
Affinity All Body Salon
(801) 226-7823
1015 South State Street
Orem, UT
 
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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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