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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy -- is it fatal?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It can be

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a leading cause of fatal arrhythmias, particularly in young people, particularly in athletic young people.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy carries a high risk of fatal arrhythmias, and only an implantable cardiac defibrillator can lower the risk of death from arrhythmias in these individuals.

In brief: It can be

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a leading cause of fatal arrhythmias, particularly in young people, particularly in athletic young people.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy carries a high risk of fatal arrhythmias, and only an implantable cardiac defibrillator can lower the risk of death from arrhythmias in these individuals.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Dr. Michael Zevitz
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Dr. Peter Varga
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Preventable

Hcm is caused by one of 20 genetic mutations.
Some are mild and may take a long time to be recognized. Others are malignant and lead to fatal arrhythmia early on. People performing strenous cativity(athletes) may be particularly at risk. If there are risk factors such as family history, you should be evalated by a qualified cardiologist. Once diagnosed, sudden death can usually be prevented.

In brief: Preventable

Hcm is caused by one of 20 genetic mutations.
Some are mild and may take a long time to be recognized. Others are malignant and lead to fatal arrhythmia early on. People performing strenous cativity(athletes) may be particularly at risk. If there are risk factors such as family history, you should be evalated by a qualified cardiologist. Once diagnosed, sudden death can usually be prevented.
Dr. Peter Varga
Dr. Peter Varga
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Hypertrophic

It can be , can lead to students death

In brief: Hypertrophic

It can be , can lead to students death
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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