It is possible. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can cause palpitations. Some are benign. However, ventricular arrhythmia is possible. You need to discuss with your cardiologist about your risks.
I have mild hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the left ventricular. Can this cause fatal arrhythmia? I have had an echo which showed my heart is strong.
Yes. Abnormal thickened left ventricle can make it harder for the heart to pump blood plus is associated with arrhythmias. Condition often goes undiagnosed. Few people have chest pain, shortness of breath, syncope. Recognized cause is sudden death in athletes. Stay connected with your cardiology for close follow up. Stay hydrated all the times during exercise.
Yes. Unfortunately hcm can lead to sudden death. The heart usually beats well. Most patients should be on some medication, most frequently a beta-blocker, with this diagnosis. You should be followed bya cardiologist familiar with this disease.
Right after I had my baby 2yr ago, within the first 2 weeks I had heart palpitations. Could I have had peripartum cardiomyopathy? Can it just disappea
Not uncommon. Occasional heart palpitations are actually quite common in young healthy women, and usually do not signal underlying cardiac conditions as long as brief and infrequent. It's not likely to be cardiomyopathy, as you most likely would have had other symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain or tightness. If you have persistent symptoms, see your doctor for evaluation.
Unlikely. Palpitations are common during and right after pregnancy. Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a serious disorder usually manifest by symptoms of heart failure. If you have concerns, make an appointment with your doctor to determine if any further testing is required at this time.
Hypertrophic cardiom. The symptoms of a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can vary from shortness of breath to chest discomfort to syncope or fainting. If you have a family history of this or sudden cardiac death at a young age, then you should see a cardiologist. If you are concerned, start with your primary physician and if there are any abnormal findings then see a cardiologist.
Usually not. Medical and surgical options, as well as lifestyle modifications are foremost. A heart transplant would be a last resort.
No. There are many people who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathies who do not require transplant and live productive lives.
Yes. A heart with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is generally overly vigorous to start with, and over stimulation may actually cause outflow tract obstruction or arrhythmias.
Is it possible to have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with 2 normal heart ultrasounds? (echocardiograms)
Not likely but rare. Most of the time you can diagnose by echocardiogram but sometime more invasive testing using special echo probes may be needed like transesophageal echocardiogram (tee) and some times your lungs, ribs or body tissue may interfere with sound wave and may need contrast through IV to better define the heart.
Unlikely. Echo is generally the most direct diagnostic tool for this condition, so if the condition is present, echo should demonstrate it. Sometimes borderline cases may be difficult to distinguish from athletic heart, but echo will still raise concerns about the possible dx. Very early in the dz the main sign may only be subtle ECG changes, although this will only become clear in retrospect.