Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a serious condition where the heart muscles tend to get very thick. Because of this thickened muscle the heart is unable to pump blood properly. Common symptoms of the same include pain in the chest, shortness of breath when doing exercises, murmuring of the heart, fainting because of sudden fatigue or tiredness.
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?
There is a high risk of death in such cases because of ICD or if the patient has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In such cases, the abnormal heart rhythms lead to failure of the heart.