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What are general exercise recommendations for young athletes with hcm?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 palpitations at exercise. Getting tested soon. Scared this is gonna turn out to be HCM, ARVD, CPVT etc. Any reassurance would be nice?

Palpitations: What you describe can happen with those pathological states you mention. It happens at least as often with otherwise normal conditions. Don't stress till you have something definitive to stress about. ...Read more

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Experienced few flutters with exercise. Would a clear ecg read by a cardiologist be enough to exclude life threatening conditions. (E.g, arvd, hcm)?

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

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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?

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

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Is hcm (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) hereditary?

Is hcm (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) hereditary?

Yes: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is frequently inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern meaning that an affected individual has a 50:50 chance of passing the condition to their children. ...Read more

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What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm)?

What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm)?

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 more

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more