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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Specialist Medical Reviewer Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Specialist Medical Reviewer George Philippides, MD - Cardiology
Last Revised July 23, 2012

Last Revised: July 23, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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