Hypertrophic cardiomyopathyHHypertrophic cardiomyopathyHypertrophic cardiomyopathyEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2010-01-15T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC11.000000000000038.0000000000000222.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle is unusually thick. This can affect the amount of blood pumped to the body and cause heart rhythm problems.</p><p>This page explains how hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects the heart's ability to pump and relax normally and send blood to the body. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> With hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the muscle in the heart is unusually thick, affecting its ability to send blood to the body.</li> <li> This condition is usually passed through families.</li> <li> Doctors recommend implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD) to treat this condition when the heart thickness reaches a certain size.</li></ul>
Cardiomyopathie hypertrophiqueCCardiomyopathie hypertrophiqueHypertrophic CardiomyopathyFrenchCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2010-01-15T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC11.000000000000038.0000000000000222.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Informez-vous sur la myocardiopathie hypertrophique, un épaississement exceptionnel du muscle cardiaque qui peut affecter la quantité de sang pompé ves le cœur et causer de l’arythmie.</p><p>Cette page explique en quoi la myocardiopathie hypertrophique influence la capacité du coeur à pomper, à se décontracter normalement, et à faire circuler le sang dans le corps. </p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> En présence de myocardiopathie hypertrophique, le muscle cardiaque est exceptionnellement épais et le coeur a donc du mal à pomper du sang vers le corps. </li> <li>La cardiomyopathie hypertrophique est normalement héréditaire. </li> <li> Les médecins recommandent de recourir à un défibrillateur cardiaque implantable (DCI) lorsque l’épaisseur du cœur atteint une taille déterminée. </li></ul>

 

 

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy1629.00000000000Hypertrophic cardiomyopathyHypertrophic cardiomyopathyHEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2010-01-15T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC11.000000000000038.0000000000000222.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle is unusually thick. This can affect the amount of blood pumped to the body and cause heart rhythm problems.</p><p>This page explains how hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects the heart's ability to pump and relax normally and send blood to the body. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> With hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the muscle in the heart is unusually thick, affecting its ability to send blood to the body.</li> <li> This condition is usually passed through families.</li> <li> Doctors recommend implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD) to treat this condition when the heart thickness reaches a certain size.</li></ul><h2>What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?</h2><p>Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is less common in babies and children and more often diagnosed during adolescence. It occurs in 1 in every 500 people. </p><p>This condition is sometimes called idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (IHSS) or asymmetric septal hypertrophy (ASH).</p><p>With this condition, the muscle in the heart, usually in the ventricles, is unusually thick. This is known as hypertrophy. This can reduce the size of the left ventricle or make the walls of the ventricle stiffer, which affects the ability of the heart to pump and relax effectively and send blood to the body. </p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Hypertrophic_Cardiomyopathy_MED_ANI_EN.swf" </div> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">With this condition, the muscle in the heart is unusually thick. This can reduce the size of the left ventricle or make the walls of the ventricle stiffer, which affects the ability of the heart to pump and relax effectively and send blood to the body.</figcaption> </figure> <p>When the thick muscle prevents blood from being squeezed from the heart, it is called hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). This affects the blood being pumped to the lungs and/or the body. The altered arrangement of muscle fibres can cause abnormal heart rhythms, which are potentially fatal. </p><h2>Causes of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy</h2><p>While it can occur spontaneously, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is usually passed along through families.</p><h2>Treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy</h2><p>Implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD) are recommended when the heart thickness reaches a certain size, even in the absence of arrhythmias. ICDs may reduce the risk of significant arrhythmias in certain types of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients. Many children will be on beta blocker medicine to ease the workload of the heart. This condition may require a heart transplant. </p>Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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