Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Posted by e-Medical PPT Monday, June 7, 2010
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a form of heart muscle disease in which the VENTRICULAR MUSCLES are abnormally thickened.It is Probably due autosomal dominant with variable penetrance and Familial in at least 50% of patients.It Seems to usually involve missense genes on the B myosin heavy chain.Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy can cause diastolic dysfunction as the thickened ventricles become stiff;systolic dysfunction caused by abnormal functioning of the mitral or aortic valves, which, in turn, is caused by distortion of the ventricles resulting from the abnormal thickening of muscle;dilated cardiomyopathy and sudden death.The echocardiogram allows accurate measurement of the thickness of the ventricular walls.HCM cannot be cured. Beta blockers and calcium blockers can help reduce the "stiffness" in the thickened heart muscle.

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