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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Racine WI

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Crystel Lyons
(262) 859-2121
7709-12th St.
Somers, WI
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
(262) 898-1898
1925 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI
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Acupressure, Acupuncture, Herbology, Integrative Medicine, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
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Family Care Chiropractic Chrprctr
(262) 633-4016
2710 Wright Avenue
Racine, WI
 
Flex-Ability Therapeutic Body Work
(262) 634-0257
240 Main Street
Racine, WI
 
Fisher Chiropractic Center
(262) 554-6449
6233 Durand Avenue
Racine, WI
 
Gale Ulbert
(262) 705-6416
9223 74th St.
Kenosha, WI
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Elmwood Plaza Chiropractic
(262) 554-5458
3701 Durand Avenue Suite 415
Racine, WI
 
Brown Sally Dr
(262) 638-9999
2609 Rapids Drive
Racine, WI
 
Chiropractic Care Center South Carolina
(262) 321-0208
6218 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI
 
Algrim Chiropractic Office South Carolina
(262) 886-1213
5332 Spring Street
Racine, WI
 
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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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