What Are the Symptoms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?


What are the symptoms and signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?


Many people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have minor or even no signs of the disease. They live a normal life and have normal life expectancy. However, apparent symptoms occur on other patients. In these cases, symptoms of HCM develop and worsen as the heart becomes weak.

Symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy include:

Chest pain or pressure

Shortness of breath (dyspnea)



Dizziness and lightheadedness

Palpitations/abnormal heart rhythms

Pounding heartbeat

Sudden cardiac death

Heart murmur

Enlarged heart


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