What is Hypertrophic Cardiopmyopathy?
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle is abnormally thick. Many individuals are born with this condition or have a family history of this disorder. This may cause a patient’s heart to be stiff and affect its performance.
What are the symptoms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?
Many people do not experience any symptoms until the condition is advanced. Other individuals may experience shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting. Some patients with this condition pass away unexpectedly and suddenly.
What is the treatment for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?
Medications are the main treatment for symptoms of this condition. Some individuals will undergo implantation of an ICD to prevent sudden death.