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A normal heart (left) and a heart with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Note that the heart walls (muscle) are much thicker (hypertrophied) in the #HCM heart.


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease in which the heart muscle (myocardium) becomes abnormally thick (hypertrophied). The thickened heart muscle can make it harder for the heart to pump blood. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy often goes undiagnosed because many people with the disease have few, if any, symptoms and can lead normal lives with no significant problems. However, in a small number of people with HCM, the thickened heart muscle Illustration showing hypertrophic…

from Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: When Your Heart’s Too Big

This blog item is based on a series of articles produced by STACK ( in association with experts at Cleveland Clinic’s Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute (HVI), including Dermot Phelan, MD, PhD, Director of the Sports Cardiology Center. The original piece can be found at: Advertising Policy If you’re an athlete, there’s one muscle … <a class="moretag" href="https://health.clevelandcli...