Symptoms of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
General information about symptoms of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Furthermore, symptoms of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
List of symptoms of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy includes:
- No symptoms
- Chest discomfort
- Fainting from exertion
- Pounding heartbeat
- Fatigue from exertion
- Sudden death
Symptoms of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Many patients have no symptoms. For those who do, the most common are breathlessness and chest discomfort. Other signs are fainting during physical activity, strong rapid heartbeats that feel like a pounding in the chest, and fatigue, especially with physical exertion.
In some cases, the first and only manifestation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is sudden death, caused by a chaotic heartbeat. The heart's lower chambers beat so chaotically and fast that no blood is pumped. Instead of beating, the heart quivers.
In advanced stages of the disease, patients may have severe heart failure and its associated symptoms, including fluid accumulation or congestion.1
More symptoms of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, underlying causes of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, associated conditions for Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, risk factors for Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or other related conditions.
Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:
1. excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI
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