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A normal heart (left) and a heart with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Note that the heart walls (muscle) are much thicker (hypertrophied) in the #HCM heart.

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Kills 7 in One Family

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Kills 7 in One Family (ABC News). Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), or an enlarged heart, is an autosomal dominant genetic condition, which means the mutation only needs to be passed down from one parent. Because cardiomyopathy is a spectrum of diseases, each person is affected differently.

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What Is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and What Causes It?

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic cardiac disorder that can cause several heart problems – including heart failure and sudden death.

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