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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Introduction

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: The second most common form of heart muscle disease is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy . Physicians sometimes call it by other names: idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic ... more about Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Heart damage from thickened heart walls. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is available below.

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Prognosis for Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Variable. 10-year risk of sudden death is about 20%.

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The second most common form of heart muscle disease is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy . Physicians sometimes call it by other names: idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (IHSS), asymmetrical septal hypertrophy (ASH), or hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM).

In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the growth and arrangement of muscle fibers are abnormal, leading to thickened heart walls. The greatest thickening tends to occur in the left ventricle (the heart's main pumping chamber), especially in the septum , the wall that separates the left and right ventricles. The thickening reduces the size of the pumping chamber and obstructs blood flow. It also prevents the heart from properly relaxing between beats and so filling with blood. Eventually, this limits the pumping action. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI)

Definitions of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy:

A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease, characterized by left and/or right ventricular hypertrophy (HYPERTROPHY, LEFT VENTRICULAR; HYPERTROPHY, RIGHT VENTRICULAR), frequent asymmetrical involvement of the HEART SEPTUM, and normal or reduced left ventricular volume. Risk factors include HYPERTENSION; AORTIC STENOSIS; and gene MUTATION (FAMILIAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY). - (Source - Diseases Database)

A disorder in which the heart muscle is so strong that it does not relax enough to fill with the heart with blood and so has reduced pumping ability - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or a subtype of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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