Definition of "Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy"

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a primary disease of the myocardium (muscle of the heart), in which a portion of the myocardium is hypertrophied (thickened) without any obvious cause, creating functional impairment of the cardiac muscle. It is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. The occurrence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a significant cause of sudden unexpected cardiac death in any age group and as a cause of disabling cardiac Sx. Younger patients are likely to have a more severe form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Classification
  • Obstructive
  • Non-obstructive

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