hypertrophic cardiomyopathy


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick. This thickening decreases the amount of blood that can be pumped from the heart to the rest of the body. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common genetic cardiovascular disease, affecting about 500,000 people in the United States.

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