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Is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy serious?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: Among young individuals, it is one of the leading causes of sudden death. A complete assessment by a cardiologist familiar with the condition can identify and recommend treatemtnto reduce the risk of sudden death.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Cardiomyopathies : Yes very serious it can lead to sudden death

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
IT IS A DISEASE OF: Your heart musclein which a part of the heart muscle is thickened or hypertrophied without any obvious cause. It is better known for causing silent, sudden cardiac death in otherwise healthy young people and athletes. Younger people are likely to have a more severe form of hcm. It is frequently free of symptoms until sudden cardiac death, and for this reason some suggest screening these youngsters.

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