In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle is thicker than normal. The heart cannot pump
blood as well as it normally does. The heart chambers might be smaller than normal. Or the heart muscle may not relax between beats as it normally does.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology George Philippides, MD - Cardiology
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