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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Petersburg VA

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Monarch Natural Medicine
(804) 796-9333
12230 Ironbridge Road, Suite C
Chester, VA
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Candles From the Heart
(804) 862-4643
26040 Cox Road
Petersburg, VA
 
Body Resource
(804) 861-6140
2545 South Crater Road Suite B
Petersburg, VA
 
Colonial Candle & Gifts
(804) 526-6250
129 Pickwick Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(804) 520-7771
629 Colonial Ave
Colonial Heights, VA
 
Barnwell Grayson Maryland
(804) 733-4125
40 Liberty Street
Petersburg, VA
 
Alive and Well International- Inc. T/A Back To Earth Foods
(804) 862-2586
3333 South Crater Road
Petersburg, VA
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(804) 861-4229
3330 S Crater Rd
Petersburg, VA
 
Back To Nature
(804) 526-5500
17206 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA
 
Cline Chiropractic & Acupuncture
(804) 520-4115
101 Essex Road
Colonial Heights, 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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