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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Rapid City SD

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Marci Culpeper
(605) 791-5060
Rapid City, SD
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Back To Health Wellness Clinic
(605) 718-7312
552 Kirkeby Lane
Rapid City, SD
 
Acupuncture Clinic of the Black Hills
(605) 342-4333
2720 West Main Street
Rapid City, SD
 
Burke Jim & Mary Jo
(605) 343-6776
3230 West Main Street
Rapid City, SD
 
Academy of Dance Arts
(605) 342-4426
4251 Canyon Lake Drive
Rapid City, SD
 
Alt Med Services
(605) 343-2682
8035 Black Hawk Rd., Suite 3
Black Hawk, SD
Specialty
Biofeedback, Craniosacral Therapy, Electro-dermal screening, Herbology, Homeopathy, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Therapeutic Touch

Advanced Chiropractic
(605) 388-0406
2400 West Main Street Suite N
Rapid City, SD
 
Blickensderfer Chiropractic
(605) 343-1113
2218 Jackson Boulevard Suite 5
Rapid City, SD
 
Anderson Kendall District Of Columbia
(605) 342-7110
2328 West Main Street
Rapid City, SD
 
Dr Jeffrey D Burns
(605) 343-2800
2800 Jackson Boulevard
Rapid City, SD
 
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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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