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Cardiology Management

Family screening for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

2019 12 Jun

The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines recommend that family screening for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) should start at the age of 12 years. Screening earlier than this is only recommended in cases with an early growth spurt, family history of sudden cardiac death and prior to competitive sports... Read more

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Enhanced ACC/AHA strategy for prevention of sudden cardiac death

2019 29 May

When we talk about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), sudden cardiac death (SCD) is one of the most devastating complications associated with this disease. It is also one of the most common causes of SCD in the young. However, the management of HCM has been made possible through the use of implantable cardioverter/defibrillators (ICDs), which were... Read more

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Environmental Stress May Cause Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

2015 09 Jan

According to a new study, researchers have found that in addition to gene mutations, environmental stress also plays a key role in the development of the heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This is a heritable and potentially fatal heart disease that causes irregular heartbeats, heart valve problems, heart failure and in some rare cases, even... Read more