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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Yakima WA

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Mark Deramo
(509) 452-4520
112 Plum Lane+ #2
Yakima, WA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Jenette St. George
(509) 307-4908
Yakima, WA
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Divine Guidance & Therapeutic Touch. My practice incorporates Reiki ( I am a Reiki Master), Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch. I also provide angel intuitive readings.
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Peacefulmind.com

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Debbie Andring- LMP
(509) 930-2103
1510 West Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA
 
Body 'n Soul Massage Therapy
(509) 469-0846
1111 West Spruce Street Suite 25
Yakima, WA
 
Country Herb
(509) 249-0381
1 West Yakima Avenue Suite 26
Yakima, WA
 
Carol Guthrie
(509) 469-2483
307 S. 12th Avenue+ Ste. #11
Yakima, WA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Dearinger William District Of Columbia
(509) 248-5555
2508 West Nob Hill Boulevard
Yakima, WA
 
Active Chiropractic
(509) 248-2321
116 South 11th Avenue
Yakima, WA
 
Beems Nu-Life Nutrition
(509) 452-2400
2506 West Nob Hill Boulevard
Yakima, WA
 
Body Works & Associates
(509) 573-3700
3703 River Road
Yakima, WA
 
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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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