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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Rice Lake WI

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Draeger- Rick Dr Chirporatr
(715) 234-1106
13 West Marshall Street
Rice Lake, WI
 
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(715) 469-3600
W5861 Little Kegama Road
Sarona, WI
 
Arvold Chiropractic
(715) 354-9744
201 South Main
Birchwood, WI
 
Cumberland Chiropractic
(715) 822-8989
1175 Elm Street
Cumberland, WI
 
Blue Hills Rehabilitation & Fitness Studio LLC
(715) 859-6580
1179 27th Street
Chetek, WI
 
Allied Health Chiropractic Centers
(715) 234-6338
3011 South Main Street
Rice Lake, WI
 
Arvold Chiropractic
(715) 458-4848
200 South 1st Street
Cameron, WI
 
Barron Chiropractic Health Center
(715) 537-3010
407 East Division Avenue
Barron, WI
 
Allied Health of Wisconsin South Carolina
(715) 924-3510
112 Knapp Street
Chetek, WI
 
Chetek Chiropractic Health Clinic
(715) 924-2998
600 1st Street
Chetek, WI
 

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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