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What are general exercise recommendations for young athletes with hcm?
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Avoid strenuous
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm) is potentially dangerous for athletes because the dynamic outflow obstruction intensifies as Adrenalin is released during exercise.
This results in more forceful contraction which makes the obstruction worse. Chest pain, light headedness can occur due to the obstructive process. Arrhythmias including sudden cardiac death might also arise.

In brief: Avoid strenuous
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm) is potentially dangerous for athletes because the dynamic outflow obstruction intensifies as Adrenalin is released during exercise.
This results in more forceful contraction which makes the obstruction worse. Chest pain, light headedness can occur due to the obstructive process. Arrhythmias including sudden cardiac death might also arise.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Dr. Peter Ihle
If U feel really stressed, think of the stress on Ur poor heard, U can recover muscle wise but may B not cardiac wise. Gentle exercise like walking, B careful on hills & inclines. Keep hydrated & remember Ur heart is working harder than Ur ref muscles. Lucky Ur heart usually lets U kno when enough is enough.
Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
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In brief: There aren't any
It will be difficult to find specific recommendations because the first manifestation of hcm can be sudden death.
30% of people with hcm have obstruction to blood flow at rest. 10% only with rigorous activity. Noncompetitive exercise is a reasonable recommendation I have seen. However, any exercise program should be under the direction of a physician.

In brief: There aren't any
It will be difficult to find specific recommendations because the first manifestation of hcm can be sudden death.
30% of people with hcm have obstruction to blood flow at rest. 10% only with rigorous activity. Noncompetitive exercise is a reasonable recommendation I have seen. However, any exercise program should be under the direction of a physician.
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