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What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: IT IS A DISEASE OF
Your heart musclein which a part of the heart muscle is thickened or hypertrophied without any obvious cause.
It is better known for causing silent, sudden cardiac death in otherwise healthy young people and athletes. Younger people are likely to have a more severe form of hcm. It is frequently free of symptoms until sudden cardiac death, and for this reason some suggest screening these youngsters.

In brief: IT IS A DISEASE OF
Your heart musclein which a part of the heart muscle is thickened or hypertrophied without any obvious cause.
It is better known for causing silent, sudden cardiac death in otherwise healthy young people and athletes. Younger people are likely to have a more severe form of hcm. It is frequently free of symptoms until sudden cardiac death, and for this reason some suggest screening these youngsters.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: HCM
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well.
It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy.

In brief: HCM
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well.
It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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