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Signs and Symptoms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a heart condition that causes the walls of your heart to thicken. In many cases, it can also cause the heart walls to stiffen, which reduces the amount of blood that can flow into your heart and be pumped back to your body with each heartbeat.

HCM is the most common genetic heart condition and it can affect people of any age. An estimated 1 in 500 people have HCM, although a large percentage of those cases remain undiagnosed.

There are two major forms of HCM. Obstructive HCM is when the thickened heart walls block or reduce blood flow. With nonobstructive HCM, the heart muscle is thickened but blood flow is unaffected.


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Signs and Symptoms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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