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apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treatment

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
HCM: It is a part of the heart, it isn't going away . If it is causing problems they may be treatable.
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Dr. Richard Humes
41 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Probably not: If the diagnosis is correct, all forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy aren't curable in the sense that it will just get better and go away. However, a ... Read More
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Hypertrophic: it is genetic and no no known cure for that however for some rare metabolic types, treatment can be possible with appropriate replacement therapy.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Usually not but...: The hypertrophic cardiomyopathies are a treacherous group, and even when they run in families, patients differ greatly in how their disease shows itse ... Read More
Dr. William Scott
39 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Sometimes: All types of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are associated with a higher risk of sudden cardiac arrest. A compete evaluation by a cardiologist can help d ... Read More
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Hypertrophic: arrhythmia could be a reason for sudden death
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
53 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy whereby the thickening is localized at the tip of the left ventricle. Some ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
No: The diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy puts you at risk for a fatal arrhythmia.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
39 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
It varies: Very mild cases require only close follow up without treatment. Many patients are managed with medications, such as beta blockers and/ or calcium chan ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
HCM: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as wel ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Genetic defect: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is caused by a mutation in one of several genes that codes for cardiac contractile proteins (sarcomeric proteins.) typical ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
24 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Cardiomyopathy: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm) is a genetically inherited disease. It is inherited in a fashion such that any child of an individual with hcm shoul ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
37 years experience Cardiology
HCM: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy doesn't occur in any particular frequency in one group of people over another. It is relatively uncommon, being seen in ab ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Not acquired: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is caused by mutations of the proteins that make up the contractile apparatus of the heart, in general. That means it is ... Read More
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