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Can You Describe Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
HCM: Hcm is an abnormal thickening usually of the wall (septum) that divides the right and left ventricle. This thickening occurs in the absence of other diseases known to cause thickening of the heart muscle. It is relatively uncommon but occurs in a familial/hereditary form more than 50% of the time. Therefore, siblings and children of patients with hcm should be screened for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more
Thick heart muscle: Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle, particularly of the ventricles. Often the septum, the wall between the ventricles, is much thicker than the other walls. When the heart contracts, this abnormally thick septum creates a narrow area that can block, or "obstruct", the flow of blood out of the left ventricle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HCM: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy doesn't occur in any particular frequency in one group of people over another. It is relatively uncommon, being seen in about 1 in 500 people in the general population. However, it occurs in a hereditary form more than 50% of the time and therefore relatives of people with this disease should be screened for it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is almost always hereditary, being an autosomal dominant condition. It commonly runs in families, thus the importance of evaluating everyone in the immediate family (siblings or children) with echocardiography since hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a potentially fatal condition, particularly in young people and young athletes. Detection is the key to saving a life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic disorder: It's a genetic heart muscle disease where some parts if the heart muscle in the left ventricle are very thick and can cause obstruction of the blood flowing out of the heart. Some patients can get shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness. She should follow with a cardiologist to evaluate for risk of sudden death and need of specific treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broad topic: Hypertroph cardiomyopathy is a unusally thick heart and as a result makes it stiff and non compliant.. These pts also have trouble with salt and water as it can cause heart failure..Some pts were born with this and it runs in familys. Family should be screened. Secondary causes are uncontrolled BP over long periods of time.And aortic stenosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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