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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Rock Springs WY

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Alpha Omega Inc
(307) 382-8656
440 Bridger Avenue
Rock Springs, WY
 
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(307) 362-0404
2631 Foothill Boulevard
Rock Springs, WY
 
Bi-Rite
(307) 362-6691
409 Broadway Street
Rock Springs, WY
 
Escape Day Spa & Boutique
(307) 362-5005
617 Broadway Street Suite C
Rock Springs, WY
 
Davidson Chiropractic Clinic
(307) 382-0600
2624 Commercial Way
Rock Springs, WY
 
Cocoon Health Spa
(307) 382-6181
1877 Dewar Drive
Rock Springs, WY
 
Arguello Deborah Chiropractor
(307) 362-4980
2001 Dewar Drive Suite 250
Rock Springs, WY
 
Anna's Fine Gifts
(307) 362-6601
410 South Main Street
Rock Springs, WY
 
Davenport Chiropractic LLC
(307) 382-0667
1413 Dewar Drive
Rock Springs, WY
 
Body Works Therapeutic Massage
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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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