Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a medical condition associated with thickening of the heart muscle, mostly the septum that separates the ventricles. This results in the stiffening of the heart walls and abnormal aortic and mitral valve functioning, which ultimately results in reduced blood flow out of the heart. Symptoms are:
• Chest pain
• Shortness of breath
• Sudden death
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 is aimed at minimizing or preventing symptoms and reducing the risk of complications, such as heart failure and sudden cardiac death. It includes risk identification and regular follow-up, lifestyle changes, medications, and other procedures as needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is usually caused by abnormal genes (gene mutations) that cause the heart muscle to grow abnormally thick. People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy also have an abnormal arrangement of heart muscle cells, a condition known as myofiber disarray. This disarray can contribute to arrhythmia in some people.