search buttonmobile navigation expand button

The information contained on this page is provided as general health information and is not intended to substitute as medical advice and direction from your physician or health care provider. Please direct any questions related to your health care provider. In an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency center.


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the thickening of the muscles that make up the heart. The thickening may interfere with the normal functioning of the heart by:

  • narrowing the outflow of the ventricle
  • reducing the ability of the heart to relax and fill with blood during the relaxation phase
  • reducing the ability of the valves of the heart to function properly

Any situation that increases the contraction or rate of contraction of the heart muscle can worsen these symptoms.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy