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Can babies have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Can babies have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a myocardial disease characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy not solely explained by abnormal loading conditions. Despite its rare prevalence in pediatric age, HCM carries a relevant risk of mortality and morbidity in both infants and children.

What is the latest treatment for cardiomyopathy?

Mavacamten, a new investigational cardiac medication, may improve heart function for people with thickened heart muscle leading to obstructed blood flow through the heart, a condition known as obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Which medication is used as a first line treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Beta-Blockers: Beta-blockers are recommended as first-line drug therapy in both obstructive and nonobstructive symptomatic HCM. Beta-blockers also may be used in children and adolescents with symptomatic HCM.

Which drugs are contraindicated in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Agents to reduce pre- or afterload (such as nitrate, ACE inhibitors, nifedipine-type calcium antagonists) are contraindicated with HOCM due to possible aggravation of the outflow tract obstruction.

What causes cardiomyopathy in infants?

Primary cardiomyopathy occurs by itself (no other parts of the body are involved) due to a genetic defect or an external cause such as heart muscle inflammation (myocarditis) caused by viral or bacterial infections; exposure to certain toxins such as heavy metals or excessive alcohol use.

Which drug is contraindicated in HOCM?

How can you detect hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Chest pain

  • Abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Fainting
  • Dizziness
  • Increased palpitations
  • Sudden death due to cardiac arrest
  • What aggravates hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

    Male sex aggravates the phenotype in mouse models of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. 1. Department of Medicine I, University of Wuerzburg, Germany. The authors have created transgenic mouse models of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with mutations in either cardiac troponin T or myosin heavy chain.

    How do you prevent hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

    eat a healthy diet and do gentle exercise

  • quit smoking (if you smoke)
  • lose weight (if you’re overweight)
  • avoid or reduce your intake of alcohol
  • get plenty of sleep (as well as diagnose and treat any underlying sleep apnoea)
  • manage stress
  • make sure any underlying condition,such as diabetes,is well controlled
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