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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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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.

Typical Symptoms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Feeling faint

  • Losing consciousness

  • Diagnosed with heart failure at age 45 or younger

  • Feeling breathless

  • Feel the heart is pounding

  • Swelling of any body part

  • Feel lightheaded

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is your breathing noisy, like wheezing or rattling?

  • Have you felt like fainting without actually losing consciousness?

  • Have you temporarily lost consciousness?

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

  • Are you having difficulty breathing?

Treatmentof 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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References

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    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(12)60397-3/fulltext

  • Maron BJ. Clinical Course and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. N Engl J Med. 2018 Aug 16;379(7):655-668. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1710575. PMID: 30110588.

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMra1710575

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  • Hensley N, Dietrich J, Nyhan D, Mitter N, Yee MS, Brady M. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a review. Anesth Analg. 2015 Mar;120(3):554-569. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000538. PMID: 25695573.

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Tatsuya Shiraishi, MD

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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