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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Pine Bluff AR

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G & J Health Studio
(870) 534-4734
2710 South Fir Street
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Accident & Injury Chiropractic
(870) 534-8991
2622 West 28th Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Courtney Chiropractic Clinic
(870) 534-1231
1421 South Cherry Street
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Patricia Craig
(501) 664-8200
3115 J.F.K. Blvd.
North Little Rock, AR
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Joanne Bowles
(501) 625-7458
3822 Hwy 7N+ Suite 4
Hot Springs, AR
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Family Chiropractic Clinic
(870) 535-3005
2007 West 28th Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Drug Room
(870) 536-3980
1700 West 42nd Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Barbaree Chiropractic Clinic
(870) 536-9060
1210 West 5th Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Alexander Molnar
(419) 668-0426
221 Pinewood
Hot Springs, AR
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Kimberly Lowrey
(479) 571-2656
93 W. Colt Square+ #3
Fayetteville, AR
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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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