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What are the chances of someone getting hocm?

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Dr. Alan Heldman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Not that rare

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy occurs in about 1 out of every 500 people.
It is typically inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion -- which means that an affected person's child would have a 50% chance of inheriting the gene.

In brief: Not that rare

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy occurs in about 1 out of every 500 people.
It is typically inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion -- which means that an affected person's child would have a 50% chance of inheriting the gene.
Dr. Alan Heldman
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: HOCM genetics

Hocm is hereditary and mostly is familial (with variable inheritance patterns including dominant transmission in some).
If one has, along with a fh of sudden cardiac death, severe LVH on echo, ventricular arrhythmias, or early syncope, one might be at high risk (warranting consideration for a defibrillator). Meds to reduce contractile state, avoiding dehydration. Assays for genetic testing.

In brief: HOCM genetics

Hocm is hereditary and mostly is familial (with variable inheritance patterns including dominant transmission in some).
If one has, along with a fh of sudden cardiac death, severe LVH on echo, ventricular arrhythmias, or early syncope, one might be at high risk (warranting consideration for a defibrillator). Meds to reduce contractile state, avoiding dehydration. Assays for genetic testing.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Dr. Kevin Lingle
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Genetic

It depends on your family history.
..If hocm runs in your family it is an inherited condition and you should receive screening echocardiograms; however, if there is no family history, it is very unlikey to spontaneously develop hocm.

In brief: Genetic

It depends on your family history.
..If hocm runs in your family it is an inherited condition and you should receive screening echocardiograms; however, if there is no family history, it is very unlikey to spontaneously develop hocm.
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