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If blood flow is severely blocked than surgical myectomy is done to remove the thickest part
Implantable-cardioverter defibrillator may be needed to prevent sudden death
Complications People with HCM who have a higher risk for sudden cardiac death include: Patients who have a family history of sudden cardiac death Young patients who have had several episodes of syncope (fainting) Patients who experience an abnormal blood pressure response with exercise Patients who have a history of arrhythmia with a fast heart rate Patients with severe symptoms and poor heart function
Heart failure may develop if the disease progresses
the heart's lower chambers are not able to pump blood effectively enough to meet the body's needs for oxygen and nutrients
Atrial fibrillation is a common complication of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy interferes with the normal pumping of the heart cause blood clots to develop in the heart, which can break off and travel through the bloodstream (systemic embolism) may cause a stroke, heart attack, or blocked blood flow to an arm or leg.
Stats Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects an estimated 600,000 to 1.5 million Americans, or one in 500 people or 0.20%. It is more prevalent than multiple sclerosis, which affects one in 700 people. 544,000 people in USA have HCM. About 50% of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy will have a first-degree relative who also has the diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise (2006,18,12). Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - symptoms. Retrieved July 12, 2009, from www.webmd.com Web site: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-symptoms