Cardiomiopatía hipertrófica

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Cardiomiopatía hipertrófica

La cardiomiopatía hipertrófica consiste en el aumento del tamaño de los músculos que forman el corazón. Este aumento puede interferir con el funcionamiento normal del corazón al:

  • estrechar la salida del ventrículo
  • reducir la capacidad del corazón para relajarse y llenarse de sangre durante la fase de relajación
  • reducir la capacidad de las válvulas cardíacas para funcionar apropiadamente

Cualquier situación que aumente la contracción o frecuencia de la contracción del músculo cardíaco puede agravar estos síntomas.

Cardiomiopatía hipertrófica

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  • Last reviewed on 7/11/2012
  • David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc. Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington.

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