Is there a genetic screen for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Yes. There are many known mutations that cause hcm. Some are suspected but not yet discovered. Most can be readily tested for by panels of tests that look at the 18 or 19 known types of hcm.
Yes. There are 18 genes with over 500 mutations so far identified in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Screening is relevant in a person who has symptoms of hcm or in a family with other affected members. Here is a useful link for information: http://www.Genedx.Com/site/hypertrophic_cardiomyopathy_and_its_genetics.
Hypertrophic . Yes if you have the disease, but genetic cause can not be determined in all patients .

Related Questions

Trainer says all athletes should be tested for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. But doc wont order it. In italy, athletes have been screened since the 70s

Screening athletes. It hasn't proven cost effective in our country to do the test on every athlete but you can keep looking for the test offered and pay for,it if not covered by insurance. Read more...

How can high school athletes be adequately screen hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Difficult ? There is no formal screening of athletes in the us. Coutries like italy have a mandatory screening for all athletes consisting of an ekg followed by further testing as needed. See your family doctor especially if there is a family history . A referral can be made to cardiology if there is a high suspicion. Read more...

Can a drug overdose lead to death by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or is this condition always genetic?

Cardiomyopathy. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetically inherited condition. Having said that, a person using drugs could die from drug use and have this condition as well. It can predispose to abnormal heart rhythms which can be fatal and drug use can elicit abnormal heart rhythms. Read more...

Do people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy die from it?

Some do. Hcm is associated with arrythmias that can be lethal. Of corse there is wide spectrum of hcm. Patients with hcm need a cardiologist to mitigate their risk as medications @ in some cases defibrillators can significantly reduce risk of sudden cardiac death. Read more...

How can hypertrophic cardiomyopathy effect an individual?

Sudden death. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a thickening of the wall of the heart ventricle. As the wall becomes thick the interior of the muscle is predisposed to ischemia or lack of oxygen. This in turn can potentially cause a fatal arrhythmia which is usually the case when athletes have a sudden death on the court or field. It can also cause problems with flow through the aortic valve. Read more...

Can hypertrophic cardiomyopathy reverse itself in children?

Maybe. Everyday people have illnesses that were thought terminal or untreatable reverse. So why not cardiomyopathy in a child. This is a big answer to your question and a lot of information is needed...Like how bad is it? Is it bad enough to be on a transplant list? What caused it? Etc. Or if it is already reversing, you have your answer. I am not advising to abandon medical care... Read more...
Not a cure. The symptoms and thickening of the heart muscle can improve with treatment. Abnormal rhythms can improve. In true hypertrophic cardiomyopathy the heart muscle cells are structurally abnormal, and remain so. Read more...
No. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease caused by an abnormal gene, typically in one of the genes that codes for the contractile proteins of the heart. At the current time, there are no therapies that can make abnormal genes "reverse" and become normal. Having said that, there are best practices for hcm, even in childhood and best care can result in prolonged life and good long-term outcomes. Read more...

What to do if I have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - has it got worse?

HOCM. We presently have no uniformly effective treatment for hocm. It is prudent to take care of your other health risk factors as much as possible and discuss forms of prudent exercise with your doctor. Read more...

Is it true that about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and now im scared?

HCM. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy refers to a group of diseases caused by gene defects that affect, predominantly, the proteins of the contractile apparatus of the heart. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can be a severe disease and result in sudden death or a shortened lifestyle. If you have hcm, you should be evaluated by an expert in hcm. There are many therapeutic options. Read more...
Yes . Its the most common cause of sudden death in the young age group under the age of 40. Read more...