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Maria Laporta
(815) 877-4848
2202 Harlem Road
Loves Park, IL
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Janet Yearton, DN, CNC
(815) 943-5963
Healthy Choices and Natural Therapies
Rockford, IL
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Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chelation Therapy, Color Therapy, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Herbology, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Reams Testing, Reflexology, Reiki, Wellness Centers
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Underwood, John L, MD - Riverside Medical Clinic
(815) 633-4300
1000 E Riverside Blvd
Loves Park, IL

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(847) 221-4700
355 West Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL
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Evanston, IL
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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(815) 378-9975
129 S. Phelps Ave,Building 9, Suite 904
Rockford, IL
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Cevene Care Clinic
(815) 639-9900
6451 East Riverside Blvd
Rockford, IL
 
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(630) 945-3867
603 Geneva Rd.
St. Charles, IL
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Elmhurst, IL
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Sycamore, IL
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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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