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I have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Should I stop playing sports?

Yes! At least until you talk to your cardiologist and get their evaluation and opinion. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is associated with sudden cardiac death during maximal exercise, like during competitive sports. If you have been given this diagnosis you should be seeing a cardiologist that specializes in this condition. Read more...

I was diagnosed with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Does that affect my sports-playing abilities?

Absolutely. You should refrain from compettitve sports. Discuss specifics with your cardiologist. Read more...
Yes. Current guidelines recommend that individuals with hcm refrain from participation in competitive sports. However, patients with hcm can participate in low to moderate intensity activities to promote good health. Discuss this carefully with your cardiologist. Read more...

If my child has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is he able to play sports?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What to do if I have been diagnosed with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, should I stop sports?

HOCM. We do not recommend competitive sports in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. You should discuss your status along with do's and don't s with your cardiologist. Read more...
Yes. Check with your doctor, but most people with hoc should not participate in strenuous exercise; it can result in sudden death. Read more...

Diagnosed with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, so can I do sports?

HCM. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a serious risk factor for sudden death with exertion. See your cardiologist to discuss the risk before participating in any competitive sports or heavy exertional exercise. Read more...