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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Seneca SC

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Dr. David E. Naum
(864) 882-7698
125 Eagles Nest Drive, Suite D
Seneca, SC
Specialty
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Accent On Massage
(864) 885-1692
10612 Clemson Boulevard Suite C
Seneca, SC
 
Combs J R Dr Chiroprctr
(864) 882-7004
1701 Sandifer Boulevard
Seneca, SC
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(864) 882-3024
113 Bilo Pl
Seneca, SC
 
CVS/Pharmacy
(864) 886-0870
213 Ingles Pl
Seneca, SC
 
Body Elements Fitness Salon & Day Spa
(864) 882-9500
337 Market Street
Seneca, SC
 
Body Center
(864) 882-2639
555 By Passage 123
Seneca, SC
 
Bountyland Medical Center
(864) 882-6395
1741 Blue Ridge Boulevard
Seneca, SC
 
Dixon Chiropractic
(864) 882-9700
15885 Wells Highway
Seneca, SC
 
Clemson Chiropractic and Sports Clinic
(864) 654-6652
970 College Avenue
Clemson, 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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