Protecting Children and Youth from Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Facts about Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
Symptoms of HCM
Some patients have no symptoms. They may not even realize they have the condition until it is found during a routine medical exam.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) - is the second most common type of cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease) and results in excessive thickening of the heart walls, usually on the left side. The thickened heart muscle can block blood flow out of the heart and can increase the risk of ventricular fibrillation. In over half of the cases, this heart disorder is hereditary. HCM is the most common cause for sudden cardiac death in athletes in the United States
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