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Cardiac Hypertrophy - MedlinePlus Genetics

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Last Updated: 10 January 2023

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Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a heart disease characterized by thickening of the heart muscle. Thickening is common in the interventricular septum, which is the muscular wall that separates the lower left chamber of the heart from the lower right chamber of the heart. And within the same family, the signs of familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are variable. chest pains may be related to physical activity, fatigue, shortness of breath, especially during physical fitness; a sensation of fluttering or pounding in the chest; dizziness; and fainting. Although most people with familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy aresymptom-free or have only mild symptoms, this condition can have serious ramifications. Even if there are no signs of the disorder, people with familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have an elevated risk of sudden death. A small number of people affected by heart disease can cause potentially lethal heart failure, which may require heart transplantation.

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