Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, making it harder for the heart to pump blood. This thickening of the heart muscle can lead to problems such as shortness of breath, chest pain, light-headedness, and in some cases, heart failure.

It is important to note that HCM is a genetic condition, meaning it is passed down from parents to children. However, not everyone with HCM will have symptoms, and the severity of symptoms can vary greatly from person to person.

Treatment for HCM may include medications to help control symptoms and lower the risk of complications, as well as lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and a healthy diet.

It is important for individuals with HCM to work closely with their healthcare team to manage their condition and minimize the risk of complications. This may include regular check-ups and monitoring of symptoms, as well as lifestyle changes to improve overall health.

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