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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Vacaville CA

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Mary Esther Miranda-Gilbert
(707) 863-0550
Fairfield, CA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Sue Volpi Gelber
(530) 758-8656
The Lofts, 105 E Street, Suite 2H
Davis, CA
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Sue Volpi Gelber, RSHom(NA), CCH
Industry
Homeopath

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Alamo Drive Therapy
(707) 447-9278
967 Alamo Drive
Vacaville, CA
 
A Java Stop
(707) 447-2306
1005 Alamo Drive
Vacaville, CA
 
Better Health Acupuncture & Herb Clinic
(707) 455-8628
831 Alamo Dr 6c
Vacaville, CA
 
Ron Cotterel
635 Anderson Road+ Suite 10
Davis, CA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Back & Neck Injury Clinic
(707) 447-7463
600 Nut Tree Road
Vacaville, CA
 
Atma Therapeutic Massage
(707) 592-1215
1436 Farwell St.
Vacaville, CA
 
60 Second Tan & Body Care
(707) 452-8267
1909 Peabody Road Suite 4
Vacaville, CA
 
Body Connection
(707) 448-1322
358 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA
 
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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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