George Philippides MD


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Risk of Sudden Death

Some people who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are at high risk for sudden death. It can occur at any age, but it is most shocking when it happens to young adults or athletes. While the media often highlight these tragic deaths, sudden death is rare. It occurs in about 1 out of 100 adults with hypertrophic…

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle is thicker than normal. This may cause problems for some people. The heart may not pump blood as well as it normally does. The heart chambers might be smaller than normal. Or the heart muscle may not relax between beats as it normally does.