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cause of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
24 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Cardiomyopathy : Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is usually inherited within families due to abnormal genes causing irregular heart muscle growth.
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Dr. Jesus Yap answered
53 years experience Cardiology
Genes and others: About half of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are due to mutations in genes encoding cardiac muscle proteins or sarcomeres. Few are due to e ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: Any type of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy puts you at risk for a lethal arrhythmia. A cardiologist with expertise in this area can help stratify your le ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Broad topic: Hypertroph cardiomyopathy is a unusally thick heart and as a result makes it stiff and non compliant.. These pts also have trouble with salt and water ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Often inherited: Hcm is an autosomal dominant disorder which means it'sinherited from parents without gender prediliction. This is, however, variable and some cases do ... Read More
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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes indeed: If you are sure you have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (it's a completely different animal from an athlete's hypertrophy), then you need to hustle to yo ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Could: This is like pouring gasoline on a fire. This takes a heart muscle that is wearing out and stimulates it to work harder. To me its just another way to ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Difficult: To sort out. See a cardiologist for further evaluation and testing.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
17 years experience Cardiology
It is possible: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can cause palpitations. Some are benign. However, ventricular arrhythmia is possible. You need to discuss with your cardio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mihir Patel
15 years experience Internal Medicine
HCMP doesn't cause: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy itself doesn't cause chest pain unless you have any coronary artery disease.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Yes: Abnormal thickened left ventricle can make it harder for the heart to pump blood plus is associated with arrhythmias. Condition often goes undiagnosed ... Read More

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