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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Waco TX

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Farnsworth Chiropractic Clinic
(254) 755-7725
2208 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX
 
Botanica and Herbs Estrella Delaware David
(254) 754-7704
525 N 25th St
Waco, TX
 
Fonseca's Massage Therapy
(254) 714-1644
3201 Franklin Avenue Suite 8
Waco, TX
 
Allied Multicare Centers Limited
(254) 751-1606
415 Lake Air Drive
Waco, TX
 
Body Emporium
(254) 772-0864
2825 North 43rd Street
Waco, TX
 
Connor Health Systems
(254) 753-6700
2625 West Waco Drive
Waco, TX
 
Dana Strickland Massage
(254) 867-6002
267 Ruby Dell Lane
Waco, TX
 
Cook Kirk L District Of Columbia
(254) 776-1030
1545 Wooded Acres Drive
Waco, TX
 
Affordable-Caring Massage Therapy
(254) 399-0330
5601 Edmond Avenue Suite B1
Waco, TX
 
Country Styles
(254) 799-2788
5177 Gholson Road
Waco, 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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