A heart condition resulting in abnormal thickening of the ventricular septum and left ventricular wall.
the heart muscle becomes so thick that it can interfere with its proper function
a disorder in which the heart muscle is so strong that it does not relax enough to fill with the heart with blood and so has reduced pumping ability
a condition in which the heart muscle becomes enlarged and is unable to function properly — The heart muscle becomes too thick to function as it should. This thickening might reduce the size of the heart chambers, keep the heart valves from working properly, or might block the flow of blood out of the heart.
A generalized enlargement and thickening of the heart muscle, particularly the ventricles and septum usually resulting in abnormally small ventricular cavities. It is usually genetically transmitted and shows up in young adults.
Disease of the myocardium produced by the enlargement of the cells of the myocardium; often the result of increased oxygen demand in ischemic heart disease.
Heart disease caused by thickening of the heart muscle
A disorder of the heart muscle caused by an enlarged heart resulting from the increase in the size of muscle tissue. In some people the disease is transmitted genetically and its cause is unknown.
One of three forms of cardiomyopathy, the main feature of which is an excessive thickening of the heart muscle without an obvious cause. The thickening may obstruct blood flow and symptoms include shortness of breath on exertion, dizziness, fainting and chest pain.
An abnormal increase in the thickness of the walls of the heart, usually because of an inherited muscle disorder.
Heart muscle disease that leads to thickening of the heart walls, interfering with the heart's ability to fill with and pump blood.
Overgrowth of heart muscle that impedes blood flow into and out of the heart.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, is a disease of the myocardium (the muscle of the heart) in which a portion of the myocardium is hypertrophied (thickened) without any obvious cause Richardson P, McKenna W, Bristow M, Maisch B, Mautner B, O'Connell J, Olsen E, Thiene G, Goodwin J, Gyarfas I, Martin I, Nordet P. Report of the 1995 World Health Organization/International Society and Federation of Cardiology Task Force on the Definition and Classification of cardiomyopathies. Circulation. 1996 Mar 1; 93(5):841â€“2. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=8598070 Medline abstract; http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/93/5/841 Full text) Maron B.