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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Williston ND

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Ceynar Chiropractic Office & Trtional Acupuncture - Alternative Health
(701) 774-0555
54 25th Street East Suite C
Williston, ND
 
Eagle Life Chiropractic
(701) 572-5433
1319 2nd Avenue West
Williston, ND
 
Glen Hyland
(701) 255-0072
2027 South Grandview Lane
Bismarck, ND
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Rudolf Loperena
(701) 683-4134
819 Main Street
Lisbon, ND
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Advanced Massage
(701) 845-2256
1028 West Main Street
Valley City, ND
 
Corner Chiropractic
(701) 774-8277
226 14th Street West
Williston, ND
 
Ceynar Chiropractic Office
(701) 572-8796
54 25th Street East Suite C
Williston, ND
 
Connie Bjerk
(218) 779-2287
Grand Forks, ND
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Dr Kevin IHRY
(701) 232-1232
1411 32nd Street South
Fargo, ND
 
Dakota Spirit Therapeutic Massage
(701) 356-4224
3357 39th Street South Suite 5
Fargo, ND
 
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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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