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Cardiomyopathy

Most Americans with HCM Live Normal Life Spans

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November 08, 2011 —

Statement Highlights: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a treatable disease compatible with normal longevity.HCM is the most common inherited cardiac disease, occurring in one per 500 people worldwide.HCM patients should not participate in intense competition sports.

DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2011 — Most of the 600,000 Americans with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) -- a genetic heart muscle disease -- can live normal life spans, a...

November 08, 2011 —

Statement Highlights: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a treatable disease compatible with normal longevity.HCM is the most common inherited cardiac disease...

New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Heart Disease

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TUESDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Most people with a genetic heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) can live a normal length of time, according to the first science-based guideline for diagnosing and treating the condition.

About 600,000 Americans have HCM, which affects about one in 500 people worldwide. HCM, the most common type of genetic cardiac disease, alters the way the heart functions and can cause erratic heart beats, obstructed blood flow, and sudden cardiac...

Takotsubo (Stress) Cardiomyopathy

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Scott W. Sharkey, MD; John R. Lesser, MD; Barry J. Maron, MDFrom the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN.Correspondence to Scott W. Sharkey, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, 920 E 28th St, Ste 300, Minneapolis, MN 55407. E-mail scott.sharkey{at}allina.com

Whenever a new and previously unrecognized medical condition enters our consciousness, considerable confusion and...