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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Sierra Vista AZ

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Furry Family Chiropractic
(520) 458-1551
966 East Fry Boulevard
Sierra Vista, AZ
 
Borgstadt Ronald L District Of Columbia
(520) 458-1328
1939 Frontage Road Suite D
Sierra Vista, AZ
 
Cochise Eye & Laser
(520) 458-8131
2445 East Wilcox Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ
 
BCK Products & Services
(520) 417-0134
500 N. Lenzner Avenue Suite A4
Sierra Vista, AZ
 
Bisbee Chiropractic Center
(520) 432-4044
108 2nd Street
Bisbee, AZ
 
Crooked Cactus Candles
(520) 459-3311
2270 East Fry Boulevard
Sierra Vista, AZ
 
Food City #111
(520) 439-6080
85 South Highway 92
Sierra Vista, AZ
 
Body Wise
(520) 458-1187
1700 South Highway 92
Sierra Vista, AZ
 
Chiropractic Wellness and Alternatve Mdcne Center Inc
(520) 378-2777
4527 South Highway 92
Sierra Vista, AZ
 
Full Moon Candle Colorado
(520) 432-2201
44 Main Street
Bisbee, AZ
 

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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