Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

 

A condition which affects young adults and is 50% inherited as autosomal dominant inheritance in which there is muscular, hypercontractile heart with an increased risk of sudden death. Although in many individuals it is asymptomatic, when it develops symptoms it can cause dyspnea, angina and may lead to complications such as congestive heart failure, left ventricular outflow obstruction or atrial fibrillation, to include sudden death. It is also called idiopathic hypertrophic subortic stenosis or hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.

 

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