This image depicts myocyte hypertrophy with myocyte disarray, and interstitial fibrosis which are characteristic features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).  HCM classically presents with sudden death or arrhythmia in young athletes.  While most cases of HCM have asymmetrical septal thickening, approximately 15% of cases present with concentric thickening of the left ventricle.  Nearly all cases have been found to involve mutations of genes encoding parts of the cardiac sarcomere with…

In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy blood flow to a person’s heart gets hampered as a part of the heart’s muscle gets thick.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Asymmetric LV septal wall hypertrophy → outflow obstruction Autosomal dominant (familial form) Young patient Exertional syncope Sudden cardiac death gallop Midsystolic murmur (↑ as preload ↓) Rx: ßBs or CCBs

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: For Patients, Their Families and Interested Physicians

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: For Patients, Their Families and Interested Physicians from the Mayo Clinic

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (#HCM) is an abnormal thickening of the heart. See Gilead infographic #heartmonth

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ( is an abnormal thickening of the heart. See Gilead infographic

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic disorder with autosomal-dominant…

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic disorder with autosomal-dominant inheritance but variable penetrance. There is thickening of the left ventricle and septum.

The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association is a not for profit 501(c) (3) organization formed in 1996 to provide information, support and advocacy to patients, their families and medical providers

The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association is a not for profit organization formed in 1996 to provide information, support and advocacy to patients, their families and medical providers

Sudden death - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Sudden death

In cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle becomes enlarged, thick, or rigid. In rare cases, the muscle tissue in the heart is replaced with scar tissue.

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