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What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition where the heart muscle becomes thick. It is often caused by gene mutations in the heart muscle. The thickened heart muscle can become stiff, reducing the heart's ability to pump blood adequately.

Symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Feeling faint

  • Diagnosed with heart failure at age 45 or younger

  • Losing consciousness

  • Feeling breathless

  • Feel the heart is pounding

  • Swelling of any body part

  • Feel lightheaded

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  • Is your breathing noisy, like wheezing or rattling?

  • Have you felt like fainting without actually losing consciousness?

  • Have you been diagnosed with heart failure at age 45 or younger?

  • Have you temporarily lost consciousness?

  • Are you having difficulty breathing?

Treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

There is currently no specific medication for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Treatment focuses on controlling symptoms and reducing the risk of complications with medications and lifestyle changes.

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Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

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Tatsuya Shiraishi, MD (Cardiology)

Dr. Shiraishi graduated from the Kyoto University School of Medicine. He worked as a cardiologist at Edogawa Hospital, and after joining Ubie, he became the Director of East Nihonbashi Internal Medicine Clinic.

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