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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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Specialist Medical ReviewerGeorge Philippides, MD - Cardiology
Last RevisedJuly 23, 2012

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