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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Tullahoma TN

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Brown Susan Dr
(931) 393-2445
310 South Anderson Street
Tullahoma, TN
Center for Healing
(931) 393-4300
609 Wilson Avenue
Tullahoma, TN
Body Zone
(931) 455-1499
108 East Warren Street
Tullahoma, TN
Cook Chiropractic Center
(931) 649-3851
208 South Main Street
Estill Springs, TN
Baker BROS Drug Colorado
(931) 728-3226
120 East Main Street
Manchester, TN
C V S/ Pharmacy
(931) 393-3887
1351 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Essential Touch
(931) 455-6040
515 Northwest Atlantic Street
Tullahoma, TN
Dr Chad Schnarr District Of Columbia
(931) 455-8655
213 East Lincoln Street
Tullahoma, TN
Doctor's Group
(931) 728-0939
119 East Fort Street
Manchester, TN
Carson Chiropractic Health Center PC
(931) 723-4878
824 McArthur Street Suite C
Manchester, TN

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 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


        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.


        About 4 percent of people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy die each year. Death is usually sudden. Death from chronic heart failure is less common.


        The objective of the tr...

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