Obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart. It's characterized by an enlarged heart that has thickened walls and high pressure, which can cause symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue, and even chest pain.
The risk factors for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy include:
- Age: Obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can occur at any age but is most common in middle-aged adults or older.
- Sex: Women are more likely than men to develop obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
- Race: African Americans are more likely than whites or Hispanics to develop this condition.
- Genetics: Family members of people with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have an increased risk of developing it as well.
- A family history of the condition
•Age (the disease is most common in adults)
•Having a heart attack or stroke
•Having high blood pressure or diabetes
•Obesity or being overweight
•High blood cholesterol
•Coronary artery disease
•Heart valve problems
•Blood clots in the heart muscle and/or blood vessels
Fatigue,Excessive sweating or shortness of breath (hyperventilation) with exertion,Chest pain or discomfort when exercising or at res,Heart palpitations (skipped beats),Swelling in legs and feet due to fluid buildup (edema),Shortness of breath,Fatigue (extreme tiredness),Dizziness or lightheadedness,Palpitations (a racing or fluttering sensation in the chest)
Hypertension,Atherosclerosis,Diabetes mellitus,Coronary heart disease (CHD) leading to myocardial infarction (MI)