Prognosis

Survival with HCM

Survival of patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is much higher with successful myectomy. J Am Coll Cardiol 46: 470-476. Click to enlarge.

The prognosis for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is very specific to an individual and their particular anatomy.  Some people with the condition can lead a normal life and remain essentially symptomatic.  Others develop symptoms that can progress.  The most concerning thing that can happen is sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) which is more common in younger patients.  Of particular note, it can occur in young athletes, often during or just following intense physical activity.  With a team approach to the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, patients can live a full and relatively normal life.  However, they should be treated in specialized treatment centers like ours that have dedicated themselves to a team approach to the disease and put your needs at the top of the priority list.