Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (cont.)
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Because of the risk of sudden death, it is important for people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to avoid too much strenuous activity and intense exercise. Sudden death in people who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can occur during or just after strenuous physical activity. Talk to your doctor about what level of exercise and what kinds of activities are safe. Because dehydration can also make symptoms in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy worse, prolonged activity in hot weather is not recommended.
The following self-care recommendations are also important.
Follow your doctor's recommendations for regular exams to monitor your condition.
Because some people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may be at increased risk for sudden death, it is a good idea for family members to learn CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
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