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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Sumter SC

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Body Kneads Therapeutic Massage
(803) 481-3302
2577 Broad Street Ext
Sumter, SC
 
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(803) 418-0819
41 E Calhoun St
Sumter, SC
 
B J'S Health Food Store
(803) 773-5814
103 West Liberty Street
Sumter, SC
 
Brown Scott D Dr
(803) 433-2992
207 South Boundary Street
Manning, SC
 
DeAnna Fryar
(843) 907-9355
4810 N. Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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(803) 773-3421
711 Bultman Drive
Sumter, SC
 
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(803) 478-5199
12848 Highway 260
Sumter, SC
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(803) 435-0915
471 W Boyce St
Manning, SC
 
Wendy Law
(864) 306-0336
P.O. Box 1334
Easley, SC
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(843) 224-2136
792-C Folly Road
Wadmalaw Island, 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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