Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Heart cross section showing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle is thicker than normal. The heart cannot pump blood as well as it normally does. The heart chambers might be smaller than normal. Or the heart muscle may not relax between beats as it normally does.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology

George Philippides, MD - Cardiology

Current as ofJanuary 27, 2016

Current as of: January 27, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology & George Philippides, MD - Cardiology