Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

  • Eveline F Yao
  • Published 2008 in Aviation, space, and environmental medicine
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a cardiac disorder affecting 1 in 500 persons. The cardinal feature is (inappropriate) left ventricular hypertrophy in the absence of another identifiable cause. Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the most devastating and feared complication and may be the presenting manifestation. The striking heterogeneity and… CONTINUE READING