Cardiomyopathy is a term that encompasses several types of heart disease. But one type, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, occurs in about one of every 500 people and is the most common cause of sudden death in those under age 30. With HCM, the heart muscle becomes thick and stiff. This causes the heart’s performance to be impeded and the proper flow of blood to the body is prevented.
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