A 29-year-old member asked:
Are heart transplants typically performed for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werneranswered
Cardiology 46 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.
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Dr. Murali Chiravurianswered
Cardiology 43 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 Cookanswered
Pediatric Cardiology 33 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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Last updated May 19, 2015
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