Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


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Inside views of normal heart and of heart with thicker walls from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle is thicker than normal. This may cause problems for some people. The heart may not 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.

Current as of: December 15, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff

Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine

Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

George Philippides MD - Cardiology

Steven J. Atlas MD, MPH - Internal Medicine