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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Shelby NC

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Sally Tanner
(864) 489-9080
212 N. Logan
Gaffney, SC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Family Chiropractic Center
(864) 487-2225
225 North Logan Street
Gaffney, SC
 
Ehlich Chiropractic Clinic
(864) 489-0008
717 Chesnee Highway
Gaffney, SC
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(864) 489-6473
408 E 3rd St
Gaffney, SC
 
Doris Brayboy
(910) 521-2297
5134 Hwy 710 North
Pembroke, NC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Brafford Chiropractic
(864) 839-2776
1742 West Cherokee Street
Blacksburg, SC
 
Advanced Therapeutic Massage
(864) 206-0141
114 Willis Plaza
Gaffney, SC
 
Bedenbaugh Chiropractic Clinic Pennsylvania
(864) 487-7194
212 South Granard Street
Gaffney, SC
 
Carolina Chiropractic Plus of Rutherford Colorado
(828) 245-0202
152 West Main Street
Forest City, NC
 
Jennifer Arnold
(919) 943-6803
7614 Cape Charles Drive
Raleigh, NC
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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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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