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Can you describe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: HCM
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is an excessive thickening of the heart muscle.
Hcm can be obstructive or nonobstructive. It is a genetic disorder. Symptoms may be mild, moderate, or severe. Sudden death may occur without warning from an arrhythmia. It was previously known as idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (ihss).

In brief: HCM
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is an excessive thickening of the heart muscle.
Hcm can be obstructive or nonobstructive. It is a genetic disorder. Symptoms may be mild, moderate, or severe. Sudden death may occur without warning from an arrhythmia. It was previously known as idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (ihss).
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