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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy West Fargo ND

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Chiropractic Care Center
(701) 282-6110
1201 13th Avenue East
West Fargo, ND
 
FM Wellness Connection
(701) 356-5411
715 13th Avenue East
West Fargo, ND
 
Advanced Massage
(701) 235-4236
3309 Fiechtner Drive South Suite E
Fargo, ND
 
Changes-International Distributor
(701) 280-9900
2839 33rd Street South
Fargo, ND
 
A Lasting Touch
(701) 235-5754
3309 Fiechtner Drive South
Fargo, ND
 
AKER Chiropractic
(701) 356-4900
1150 Prairie Parkway Suite 102
West Fargo, ND
 
Be Good To You Nutrition/herbalife
(701) 356-5560
210 5th Street Nw
West Fargo, ND
 
Dakota Clinic - Clinic Departments- Chiropractic Services
(701) 364-6266
3000 32nd Avenue South
Fargo, ND
 
Clinic of Therapeutic Massage and Reflexology
(218) 790-1539
Doublewood Hotel
Fargo, ND
 
Cash Wise Foods
(701) 237-4120
1401 33rd Street South
Fargo, ND
 

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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