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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Sioux Falls SD

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(605) 670-4684
402 East 4th St. Suite #2
Dell Rapids, SD
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(605) 221-4484
704 S. Duluth Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
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(605) 334-9923
331 South Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 
A Unruh Chiropractic Clinic
(605) 332-1962
600 North Western Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 
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(605) 332-7706
434 South Kiwanis Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Agape Salon & Spa Limited
(605) 331-3559
1010 W 18th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Downtown Chiropractic
(605) 336-1188
412 South 1st Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Crystals, Rocks and Gems
(605) 221-4484
704 S. Duluth Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Davis Chiropractic Clinic
(605) 338-4200
427 North Minnesota Avenue Suite 102
Sioux Falls, SD
 
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13 Saint & S Mnnsta Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 
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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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