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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy San Angelo TX

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Crawford Chiropractic Center
(325) 659-1491
800 N Chadbourne St
San Angelo, TX
 
Albertson's Food & Drug - Pharmacies- San Angelo
(325) 944-1566
1852 Sherwood Way
San Angelo, TX
 
Calderon Registered Massage Therapist
(325) 949-6505
2106 Field Street
San Angelo, TX
 
Angelo Chiropractic Center
(325) 949-7878
1801 West Avenue North
San Angelo, TX
 
Albertson's Food & Drug - Pharmacies- San Angelo
(325) 942-6658
3121 Sunset Drive
San Angelo, TX
 
Benjamin Thurman Maryland - Alternative Medicine
(325) 481-0596
610 S Abe Street
San Angelo, TX
 
Angelo Massage Clinic
(325) 223-0006
82 Hassell St
San Angelo, TX
 
Anderson Chiropractic
(325) 949-1600
3808 Sherwood Way
San Angelo, TX
 
Davis Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
(325) 949-2225
3558 Knickerbocker Road
San Angelo, TX
 
Cielo Day Spa
(325) 949-1001
2507 South Johnson St
San Angelo, TX
 

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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