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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Ponca City OK

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Bristow- Rebecca District Of Columbia
(580) 762-8234
2121 L A Cann Drive
Ponca City, OK
 
Bodyworks Massage and Spa LLC
(580) 762-5000
2002 North 14th Street
Ponca City, OK
 
Davis Chiropractic Clinic P C
(580) 762-4476
102 North 5th Street
Ponca City, OK
 
Blanton Chiropractic Clinic
(580) 765-2482
101 East Broadway Avenue
Ponca City, OK
 
Cabana Tanning Salon
(580) 363-4190
702 W Ferguson Ave
Blackwell, OK
 
Bristow Chiropractic
(580) 762-7634
111 Patton Drive
Ponca City, OK
 
Flett Peter C District Of Columbia
(580) 765-2341
33 Raintree Street
Ponca City, OK
 
Farquharson Chiropractic Clinic - Clinic
(580) 765-1164
900 East Hartford Avenue Suite B
Ponca City, OK
 
Blanton Chiropractic
(580) 363-2211
113 East Blackwell Avenue
Blackwell, OK
 
Blackwell Family Chiropractic
(580) 363-0084
118 South 1st Street
Blackwell, OK
 

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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