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What Are General Exercise Recommendations For Young Athletes With Hcm
Avoid strenuous : Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm) is potentially dangerous for athletes because the dynamic outflow obstruction intensifies as Adrenalin is released during exercise. This results in more forceful contraction which makes the obstruction worse. Chest pain, light headedness can occur due to the obstructive process. Arrhythmias including sudden cardiac death might also arise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Experienced few palpitations at exercise. Getting tested soon. Scared this is gonna turn out to be HCM, ARVD, CPVT etc. Any reassurance would be nice?
Experienced few flutters with exercise. Would a clear ecg read by a cardiologist be enough to exclude life threatening conditions. (E.g, arvd, hcm)?
Cardiology Consult: 21 year old gentleman experiencing possible arrhythmia with exercise. An EKG is a good start in this case but referral to a specialist in Cardiology is a good idea. A stress test and hotter monitor are more accurate in detecting arrhythmia that may be brought on by exertion. Echocardiography and or imaging usually employed to diagnose other disorders but they do have EKG signs experts recognize. ...Read more
I have dilated la, hypokinesis, dilated mv and functional mr. When i exercise I have lvot obstruction (velocity 1 - 4.5) no hcm on mri. Doc is stumped?
Need echocardiogram: Mri is not the best test to diagnose hcm. If you have outflow obstruction when the left ventricle becomes hyperdynamic (exercise), then you most likely have hcm. The other abnormalities are consistent with hcm. You need a good echocardiogram so that the thickness of the interventricular septum can be compared to the thickness of the left ventricle. There is also a genetic test that can confirm. ...Read more
A Dr. sent me info via link but do these symptoms match HCM? Chest pain when exercising. Short of breath long time after exercise. Heart palpitations.
Symptoms : those symptoms are compatible with HCM but don't mean you have HCM ...Read more
HCM: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a rare condition of the actual muscle of the heart becoming so large and thick as to obstruct outgoing blood flow. Because outgoing flow is reduced the heart must work even harder to pump blood to supply oxygen to the body. It is notable because patients are usually asymptomatic but can initially present with sudden collapse or even death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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