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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
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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.
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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.
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