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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Williamsport PA

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Rana Colaianni
(570) 329-2273
1017 Washington Boulevard+ Suite B
Williamsport, PA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Dewald Jenifer L District Of Columbia
(570) 322-1776
1961 West 4th Street
Williamsport, PA
 
Center for Body Balance
(570) 321-8440
1012 Washington Boulevard
Williamsport, PA
 
Cillo Chiropractic Health Center
(570) 323-5433
332 Center Street
Williamsport, PA
 
Casey's Distributing Company Inc
(570) 323-0168
1953 Newberry Street
Williamsport, PA
 
Johnson Chiropractic Wellness Center
(570) 323-8961
455 Hepburn Street
Williamsport, PA
Specialty
Chiropractors, Kinesiology, Nutrition, Thermography, Wellness Centers
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Offering Advanced BioStructural Correction

Freshlife
(570) 322-8280
2300 East 3rd Street
Williamsport, PA
 
Bodyworks
(570) 326-6035
200 Pine Street
Williamsport, PA
 
Fagnano Romey C Chiropractor
(570) 323-6112
2100 West 4th Street
Williamsport, PA
 
Doebler Chiropractic Center
(570) 322-2500
460 Market Street Suite 227
Williamsport, PA
 
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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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