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Are heart transplants typically performed for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: They are performed for dilated cardiomyopathy which is an entirely different disease. When surgery is required for hcm, it's usually a myotomy/myomectomy.
Dr. Murali Chiravuri
Cardiology 41 years experience
No: There are many people who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathies who do not require transplant and live productive lives.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Do people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy tend to have heart transplants?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Usually not: Medical and surgical options, as well as lifestyle modifications are foremost. A heart transplant would be a last resort.

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