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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Wilmington NC

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Alicia Corlew, RN
(910) 454-8015
4577 Regency Crossing
Southport, NC
Specialty
Acupressure, BioSET, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Nutrition
Associated Hospitals
specializing in Allergy Elimination

Crownpoint Chiropractic Center
(704) 847-3848
8900 Boyd Dr Suite D
Matthews, NC
 
Crystal Coast Pharmacy & Home Medical
(252) 393-3345
319 Wb McLean Boulevard
Cape Carteret, NC
 
Emmund Center-University Park Inc
(704) 510-9355
10320 Mallard Creek Road
Charlotte, NC
 
Body Systems Tech- Inc. North-South Marketing Group
(910) 799-7631
1841 Ramon Road
Wilmington, NC
 
New Mountain Medicine Pennsylvania
(828) 349-4747
1573 Highlands Road
Franklin, NC
 
Crystal Waters Serenity Spa
(252) 293-4772
1501 Ward Boulevard
Wilson, NC
 
Balyoz John Neuromuscular Thearapist North Carolina LIC # 485
(910) 395-5995
5037 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC
 
Crystal Coast Chiropractic
(910) 350-8050
3803 Cherry Avenue
Wilmington, NC
 
Alamance Chiropractic Center
(336) 228-6898
1711 Sykes Street
Burlington, NC
 

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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