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What to do if i heard about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and now i'm scared?

What to do if i heard about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and now i'm scared?

HCM: 1st question for me as a physician is - "How did you hear about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)?" Did someone in your family or close friends suddenly die - and this was the offered explanation. If this was someone in your close family - you need evaluation-HCM a complex disease but there is a genetic basis-and both a cardiac evaluation and genetic testing can be done and treatment is available. ...Read more

Hypertrophy (Definition)

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


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I'm a 43 yo female who was just diagnosis with diastolic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy I have sever sob and edema what is long term prognosis?

I'm a 43 yo female who was just diagnosis with diastolic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy I have sever sob and edema what is long term prognosis?

Hard to say: First: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a diastolic disease so no need to specify that. Second: betablocker meds are the treatment of choice - you didn't list any. Third, if meds fail, surgery may be indicated. 4th - prognosis is based on severity (based on echo) - you didn't list that test. ...Read more

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Is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy serious?

Is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy serious?

Yes: Among young individuals, it is one of the leading causes of sudden death. A complete assessment by a cardiologist familiar with the condition can identify and recommend treatemtnto reduce the risk of sudden death. ...Read more

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Hpw bad is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Hpw bad is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Depends: There is a range of phenotypes and manifestations. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathies can range from mild to severe. ...Read more

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Why is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy dangerous?

Why is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy dangerous?

Risk of death: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of death among young athletes. Further, individuals with this condition are at risk for sudden death even if they do not participate in sports. ...Read more

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Can you describe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

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 more

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How is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy diagnosed?

How is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy diagnosed?

Echocardiogram : Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is generally diagnosed by echocardiography. Mri and gene testing can sometimes be helpful too. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Complete evaluation: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is potentially dangerous, but very manageable. A complete assessment by a physician who is well versed in the condition is very important. Until that evaluation occurs, you should avoid overly stressful activities such as competitive sports. Symptoms of palpitations, dizziness or fainting warrant a more urgent assessment. ...Read more

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I have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. What are my options?

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 more

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What exactly is obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Genetic heart prob: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic disease, typically affecting one of the proteins that are a part of the contractile apparatus of the heart. Most causes are inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. It is possible to not have inherited disease, but rather have a de novo mutation. Typically, there is abnormal thickening of the left ventricle. Sudden death can occur. ...Read more

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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Cardiomyopathy is a disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver it throughout the body. A common symptom is chest pain, although mild cases ...Read more


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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a heart condition in which the middle wall of the heart becomes thickened, which can disrupt the flow of blood ...Read more