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What is the definition or description of: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Alan Heldman
Cardiology 33 years experience
HCM: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: caused by a mutation in one of several genes for heart muscle proteins. Heart muscle becomes thick. HCM can be inherited or can arise spontaneously. The main clinical concern is that in some cases it is assoc with an increased risk of sudden death. Athletes with cardiac arrest during sports are often found to have HCM. This condition needs expert management.

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What is the definition or description of: hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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 which is abnormally thick heart muscle usually genetically related.

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