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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Tomball TX

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Denise Raipe
(713) 899-9926
12702 1/2 Copeland Drive (near 1960 & Jones Rd)
Houston, TX
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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David R. Hillendahl
(713) 269-4564
Houston, TX
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Ruth Boaz
(936) 760-9000
1205 West Semands
Conroe, TX
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Colwell Chiropractic & Kinesiology Center
(281) 351-7343
14011 Park Drive Suite 100
Tomball, TX
 
Eklektik Interiors
(281) 379-2755
16720 Champion Forest Drive
Tomball, TX
 
Mira Dessy
(281) 203-5054
The Woodlands, TX
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Loretta Lanphier
(832) 295-0560
16770 Imperial Valley Drive+ Suite 210
Houston, TX
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Oasis Advanced Wellness
(832) 295-0560
16770 Imperial Valley Drive, Suite 210
Houston, TX
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Family Farm Health Food Store
(281) 351-4372
27676B State Highway 249
Tomball, TX
 
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(281) 401-8117
25435 Fm 2978 Road
Tomball, TX
 
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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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