Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Optimism tinged with caution

Published: April, 2011

Most people with this genetic condition develop thickened heart muscle but lead normal lives.

"You have a really big heart" is usually a wonderful compliment — except when it comes from your cardiologist and the term cardiomyopathy crops up in the conversation. An oversized heart usually isn't a good sign.

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