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Why is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy dangerous?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Risk of death

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of death among young athletes.
Further, individuals with this condition are at risk for sudden death even if they do not participate in sports.

In brief: Risk of death

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of death among young athletes.
Further, individuals with this condition are at risk for sudden death even if they do not participate in sports.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hypertrophic

since it can lead to sudden death due to arrhythmias

In brief: Hypertrophic

since it can lead to sudden death due to arrhythmias
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 3 Reasons

1) unfavorable geometry - the heart is shaped the way it is to get a job done.
Distortion of that geometry creates less effective action and blood flow 2) risk of sudden death - hcm screws up the electrical arrangement of the heart and increases risk of sudden death 3) obstruction - the very mass of the heart itself gets in the way of blood flow and causes chest pain and passing out.

In brief: 3 Reasons

1) unfavorable geometry - the heart is shaped the way it is to get a job done.
Distortion of that geometry creates less effective action and blood flow 2) risk of sudden death - hcm screws up the electrical arrangement of the heart and increases risk of sudden death 3) obstruction - the very mass of the heart itself gets in the way of blood flow and causes chest pain and passing out.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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