Understanding Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is usually genetic, meaning it runs in families. This condition affects 1 out of every 500 adults; however, anyone at any age can develop this cardiovascular disease. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition where the heart muscle thickens; making the heart’s four chambers smaller. The reduction in size leads to stiffening of the…