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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Texarkana AR

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Ark-Louisiana-Tex Health Center
(870) 773-7246
1414 Arkansas Blvds
Texarkana, AR
 
Body Oasis Day Spa & Salon
(870) 216-2639
1305 Arkansas Boulevard Suite 102
Texarkana, AR
 
Baker Family Chiropractic Clinic
(870) 774-3819
204 Arkansas Boulevard
Texarkana, AR
 
Christus St Michael Health & Fitness Center
(903) 614-4441
2223 Morris Lane
Texarkana, TX
 
Allred Marc Therapeutic Massage
(903) 793-6272
4522 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 
A Shear Change Salon
(870) 772-0096
2110 North State Line Avenue
Texarkana, AR
 
Albertson's Food & Drug - Pharmacies- Texarkana
(870) 773-5521
3710 North State Line Avenue
Texarkana, AR
 
Back Pain Chiropractic
(903) 792-3763
3801 North State Line Avenue
Texarkana, TX
 
Better Days
(903) 255-0591
3446 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 
Albertson's Food & Drug - Pharmacies- Texarkana
(903) 832-3524
2315 Richmond Road Suite 1
Texarkana, TX
 

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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