Fast Five Quiz: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Presentation and Diagnosis

Jamshid Shirani, MD


July 30, 2021

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a cardiac disease defined by an increase in left ventricular wall thickness that cannot be attributed to abnormal loading conditions alone. This genetic disease is caused by a mutation in cardiac sarcomere protein genes, which is most often passed down as an autosomal dominant trait. Men are more commonly diagnosed than women, but the distribution of the disease by sex is equal. Workup for HCM may be prompted by the development of symptoms, a cardiac event, detection of a heart murmur, or family screening, or the disease may be observed incidentally on examination.

Can you recognize hypertrophic cardiomyopathy during a patient workup? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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