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If my child has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is he able to play sports?
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
The leading cause of sudden death in athletes is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

In brief: No
The leading cause of sudden death in athletes is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: HCM
The answer depends on the individual and aspects of the family history and the individual's status.
In general an hcm patient shouldn't participate in competitive sports. Some may be able to do aerobic exercise of a noncompetitive nature.

In brief: HCM
The answer depends on the individual and aspects of the family history and the individual's status.
In general an hcm patient shouldn't participate in competitive sports. Some may be able to do aerobic exercise of a noncompetitive nature.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Sports heart
This is a disease with significant risk of life threatening arrhythmias or sudden death during exercise or adrenaline surge, normally we restrict most sports.

In brief: Sports heart
This is a disease with significant risk of life threatening arrhythmias or sudden death during exercise or adrenaline surge, normally we restrict most sports.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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