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What is hypertropic cardio myopathy?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Significant disease

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes 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 at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy.

In brief: Significant disease

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes 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 at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy.
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Enlargement

Of the ventricles decreasing the space for blood.

In brief: Enlargement

Of the ventricles decreasing the space for blood.
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Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine

In brief: Heart disease

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition where part of the heart muscle is larger than normal.
This can cause lethal heart rhythms and cause people to pass out. It is a common presentation in athletes who pass out suddenly while exercising. Treatment can rage from taking a medication to requiring an internal defibrillator. Patients with this condition need to be seen regularly by a cardiologist

In brief: Heart disease

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition where part of the heart muscle is larger than normal.
This can cause lethal heart rhythms and cause people to pass out. It is a common presentation in athletes who pass out suddenly while exercising. Treatment can rage from taking a medication to requiring an internal defibrillator. Patients with this condition need to be seen regularly by a cardiologist
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