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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Rock Hill SC

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Altered States Therapeutic Massage
(803) 327-2218
406 East White Street # A
Rock Hill, SC
 
Carolina Chiropractic
(803) 328-2800
1120 Ebenezer Avenue Extension
Rock Hill, SC
 
Bentley Chiropractic Wellness Center
(803) 980-7190
1549 Ebenezer Road
Rock Hill, SC
 
Beth Williams
(803) 325-1997
1477 Ebenezer Road
Rock Hill, SC
 
Advanced Chiropractic Solutions
(803) 980-0556
1030 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 
Bangert Joseph M Dr Chiropractor
(803) 366-4143
746 Mount Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
 
Advanced Care Clinic Inc
(803) 366-8600
103 Dotson Street
Rock Hill, SC
 
Beaver N H Dr Chiropractic Center
(803) 366-9482
1906 India Hook Road
Rock Hill, SC
 
Dr Black's Family Chiropractic Center
(803) 328-3444
1121 Charlotte Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 
Celanese Chiropractic Health & Performance
(704) 322-4577
2043 Celanese Road
Rock Hill, SC
 

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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