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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Wenatchee WA

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Wendy Stanger
(509) 886-8592
1679 Grant Rd.
E. Wenatchee, WA
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Blanksma Chiropractic Clinic
(509) 663-5244
320 North Chelan Avenue
Wenatchee, WA
Banker Chiropractic Clinic
(509) 663-5101
640 North Miller Street
Wenatchee, WA
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(509) 663-8800
300 Okanogan Avenue
Wenatchee, WA
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(509) 665-3955
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Wenatchee, WA
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614 Daniels Drive+ Northeast
East Wenatchee, WA
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Blue Bird Inc
(509) 662-5191
1470 Walla Walla Avenue
Wenatchee, WA
Fit City Gym
(509) 663-8234
1544 North Wenatchee Avenue Suite 200
Wenatchee, WA
Christensen Ivan District Of Columbia
(509) 662-3800
413 N Mission St
Wenatchee, WA
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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 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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