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What is ihss heart disease?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: IHSS heart disease

Ihhs (idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis) is a serious disturbance of heart muscle growth that leads to arrhytmias, potentially fatal.
This has become a very controversial topic--how do you reasonable screen for this to prevent sudden death from arrhytmia? The only effective tool we have is an echocardiogram (physical exam alone is not good enough), but you can't do one for everybody.

In brief: IHSS heart disease

Ihhs (idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis) is a serious disturbance of heart muscle growth that leads to arrhytmias, potentially fatal.
This has become a very controversial topic--how do you reasonable screen for this to prevent sudden death from arrhytmia? The only effective tool we have is an echocardiogram (physical exam alone is not good enough), but you can't do one for everybody.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Franklin Schneider
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Serious condition

Also known as hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (hocm) - the dividing wall of the heart (septum) is thicker than normal.
This causes difficult with heart pumping ang may lead to shortness of breath, and more seriously, heart rhythm disturbances. This is usually an inherited condition which may difficult to detect.

In brief: Serious condition

Also known as hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (hocm) - the dividing wall of the heart (septum) is thicker than normal.
This causes difficult with heart pumping ang may lead to shortness of breath, and more seriously, heart rhythm disturbances. This is usually an inherited condition which may difficult to detect.
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Dr. Franklin Schneider
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Old name

Ihss (idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis) known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition where the heart muscle is 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.It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy.

In brief: Old name

Ihss (idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis) known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition where the heart muscle is 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.It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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