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Learn more about Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick. It is most often caused by genes mutations in the heart muscle. These thickened heart muscles can become stiff, reducing the heart's ability to pump blood adequately.

Symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  • Feeling faint

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  • Did you ever feel like you were going to faint?

Treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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

View the symptoms of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  • Near syncope


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