Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition in which the heart muscle known as myocardium becomes thicker than normal. While many Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy patients are symptomatic, few are asymptomatic. Few common symptoms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy include shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, high blood pressure or heart palpitations. While the most common cause of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is ageing and high blood pressure, in many cases, it is difficult to fathom the symptoms.
HOW IS HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY DIAGNOSED?
Cardiologists evaluate your symptoms and conduct a complete family history and medical history evaluation. An echocardiogram provides details on the condition of the heart. Blood tests, chest X-rays and exercise stress tests help in confirming diagnosis
HOW IS HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY TREATED?
Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is based on whether there is narrowing of the path of blood where it leaves the heart. Also the heart functioning and detection of arrhythmias help in focussed treatment. Lifestyle changes, medications and surgery are commonly followed treatment methods for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
DID YOU KNOW?
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is an inherited condition.