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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Wisconsin Rapids WI

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(715) 341-4949
Plover, WI
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(715) 423-3120
910 West Grand Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
 
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(715) 423-1062
2131 6th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
 
Fenander Chiropractic Office S C
(715) 421-2200
2100 7th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
 
Allied Health Chiropractic Centers
(715) 423-6334
821 Chestnut Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
 
Dietrich Chiropractic South Carolina
(715) 423-4050
150 11th Avenue South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
 
Balance Massage Therapy & Reflexology
(715) 424-8334
5030 Prairie View Drive
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
 
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(715) 423-4446
4441 Heritage Trail
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
 
Fennander Laura J District Of Columbia
(715) 325-6914
5341 Spruce Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
 
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7220 3rd Avenue
Rudolph, WI
 
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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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