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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Yankton SD

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First Chiropractic Center
(605) 665-8073
2507 Fox Run Parkway
Yankton, SD
 
Bodyguard
(605) 665-3482
2100 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, SD
 
Crystal's Christian Holistic Care
(605) 665-9462
109 Creekside Drive
Yankton, SD
 
Ronda Kvigne
(605) 670-4684
402 East 4th St. Suite #2
Dell Rapids, SD
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Olga Turnquist
(605) 745-3187
902 N. River St.
Hot Springs, SD
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Eastside Chiropractic Center
(605) 665-3503
2708 East Highway 50
Yankton, SD
 
Decorating Solutions
(605) 668-0883
710 West 8th Street
Yankton, SD
 
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital - Massage Therapy
(605) 668-8376
501 Summit Street
Yankton, SD
 
Marci Culpeper
(605) 791-5060
Rapid City, SD
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Catherine Wilson
(605) 745-2000
500 North 5th Street
Hot Springs, SD
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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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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