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Is hcm (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) hereditary?

Yes. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is frequently inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern meaning that an affected individual has a 50:50 chance of passing the condition to their children. Read more...
Yes. About half of all new cases will have a parent who has the disease. A high percentage, but not 50%, of children of a parent with hcm will develop it. Many cases are spontaneous new mutations. Read more...

What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm)?

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

Tell me about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

HCM. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. Read more...

How can you get hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Genetic defect. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is caused by a mutation in one of several genes that codes for cardiac contractile proteins (sarcomeric proteins.) typically, these are inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. Spontaneous mutations do occur. Over 50% of people have an affected parent, but disease expression is variable. Read more...

What people are affected by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

HCM. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy doesn't occur in any particular frequency in one group of people over another. It is relatively uncommon, being seen in about 1 in 500 people in the general population. However, it occurs in a hereditary form more than 50% of the time and therefore relatives of people with this disease should be screened for it. Read more...
Depends. If its severe it usually affects atheletes and active people pts can have an arrythmia leading to sudden death. It can cause pts to faint. Especially if dehydrated. Treatment with a beta blocker and maybe a defibrillator. Read more...

Please tell me, could I get hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Not acquired. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is caused by mutations of the proteins that make up the contractile apparatus of the heart, in general. That means it is not something you "get." generally, if you have the genetic makeup to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, you should have evidence (abnormal echocardiogram) by 43 years of age, so if you have a normal echocardiogram you aren't going to develop hcm. Read more...