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What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm)?
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
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In brief: HCM
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a rare condition of the actual muscle of the heart becoming so large and thick as to obstruct outgoing blood flow.
Because outgoing flow is reduced the heart must work even harder to pump blood to supply oxygen to the body. It is notable because patients are usually asymptomatic but can initially present with sudden collapse or even death.

In brief: HCM
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a rare condition of the actual muscle of the heart becoming so large and thick as to obstruct outgoing blood flow.
Because outgoing flow is reduced the heart must work even harder to pump blood to supply oxygen to the body. It is notable because patients are usually asymptomatic but can initially present with sudden collapse or even death.
Dr. James Chen
Dr. James Chen
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: HOCM
Hocm is a condition of local muscular obstruction to the outflow of blood from the heart.
It is part of the spectrum of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which is abnormally thick heart muscle usually genetically related.

In brief: HOCM
Hocm is a condition of local muscular obstruction to the outflow of blood from the heart.
It is part of the spectrum of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which is abnormally thick heart muscle usually genetically related.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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