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What people are affected by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: HCM

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy doesn't occur in any particular frequency in one group of people over another. It is relatively uncommon, being seen in about 1 in 500 people in the general population.
However, it occurs in a hereditary form more than 50% of the time and therefore relatives of people with this disease should be screened for it.

In brief: HCM

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy doesn't occur in any particular frequency in one group of people over another. It is relatively uncommon, being seen in about 1 in 500 people in the general population.
However, it occurs in a hereditary form more than 50% of the time and therefore relatives of people with this disease should be screened for it.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Dr. Mark Milunski
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Hypertrophic

It is a genetic disease, if you have it in your parents/ family there's a higher chance

In brief: Hypertrophic

It is a genetic disease, if you have it in your parents/ family there's a higher chance
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

If its severe it usually affects atheletes and active people pts can have an arrythmia leading to sudden death.
It can cause pts to faint. Especially if dehydrated. Treatment with a beta blocker and maybe a defibrillator.

In brief: Depends

If its severe it usually affects atheletes and active people pts can have an arrythmia leading to sudden death.
It can cause pts to faint. Especially if dehydrated. Treatment with a beta blocker and maybe a defibrillator.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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