Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle in which the wall of the heart, particularly the muscular pumping chambers, become abnormally thick. There is likely a genetic cause. In many patients, this condition may not cause symptoms until it is very severe and individuals with this condition may be at higher risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Symptoms can include breathless, rhythm abnormalities and fainting.

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