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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Summerville SC

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Joan Geanuracos
(843) 769-6848
1830 Belgrade Avenue
Charleston, SC
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Cornerstone Chiropractic
(843) 821-7778
305 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC
 
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(843) 871-4579
301 N Main St
Summerville, SC
 
Colucci Chiropractic Center Pennsylvania
(843) 875-5700
1806 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC
 
Chiropractic Optical
(843) 821-9929
810 Travelers Boulevard Suite H1
Summerville, SC
 
Alden Michael F District Of Columbia
(843) 873-0081
300 North Cedar Street
Summerville, SC
 
Alpha Medical and Spinal Care
(843) 832-4357
904 North Main Street
Summerville, SC
 
Etheridge Jon L District Of Columbia
(843) 875-4132
1675 North Main Street
Summerville, SC
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(843) 871-3044
10599 Dorchester Rd
Summerville, SC
 
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Summerville, SC
 
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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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