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Samone and Sarah
The heart muscles become enlarged. The walls of the heart thicken, which prevents the heart from functioning properly.
Breathlessness with exertion or even at rest. Swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet. Bloating of the abdomen due to fluid build up. Fatigue, dizziness, lightheaded, and fainting. Irregular heart beats that feel rapid. S&S varies depending on how the disease progresses. Could also result in congestive heart failure.
The heart muscles can enlarge when being strained either by heart valves that don’t function properly or by high blood pressure. This will make the heart walls thicken and beat stronger but it can obstruct blood flow.
Doctors will use Echocardiograms, Cardiac Catheterization and genetic tests. wiki/File:Hk_lv_big_bio nerd.gif Echocardiogram
Different medications prescribe Special pacemaker-coordinates the contractions between the left and right ventricles Drug therapy Implantable cardioverter- defibrillator (ICD) surgery
Avoid abuse of alcohol Avoid abuse of cocaine Get enough vitamins and minerals Control blood pressure with diet and exercise
Betablockers to relax heart: -lopressor or calcium -channel blockers ( verapamil)