Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy hcm hereditary

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It tends to run in families. As always, there are exceptions.
Dr. Carlos Ruiz
49 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Some are: Most obstructive type are.
6
6 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
39 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is frequently inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern meaning that an affected individual has a 50:50 chance of passing ... Read More
2
2 thanks
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: About half of all new cases will have a parent who has the disease. A high percentage, but not 50%, of children of a parent with hcm will develop it. ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Hypertrophic : Yes , genetic testing might be necessary to screen family members besides echocardiogram
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
15 years experience Sports Medicine
HCM: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a rare condition of the actual muscle of the heart becoming so large and thick as to obstruct outgoing blood flow. Beca ... Read More
3
3 thanks
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
HOCM: Hocm is a condition of local muscular obstruction to the outflow of blood from the heart. It is part of the spectrum of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy wh ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Malpass
33 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Variable: There may be no symptoms or the patient may complain of chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, fainting, or exercise intolerance.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can be inherited in an autosomal dominant way; this nevertheless does not mean that if one of your parents has it you are ... Read More
2
2 thanks
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
2
2 thanks
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
4
4 thanks
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
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month