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I have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. what are my options?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
See Below: Depending on the thickness of the heart and the symptoms, such as syncope, or the family history, the patient may need to be treated medically with beta blockers or may need a myomectomy which is taking a piece of the heart muscle to make it less thick, or may require an aicd - automated implanted cardio-verter defibrillator. It is the most frequent congenital defect related to the heart.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Depends: Depends on the severity based on echo, your symptoms, and your family history. If you have malignant arrhythmias or fh of unexpected death, you need close observation and possibly an icd. Otherwise, if you have mild symptoms, meds will suffice. If you have none of the above, you just need regular checkups with no treatment.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 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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