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Cardiomyopathy
Poor function of the heart muscle. It can be due to toxins (e.g. alcohol), mechanical problems (dilated cardiomyopathy), lack of blood flow (heart attack), or genetic (e.g. HOCM). Treatment differs based on cause, but patients are at risk for sudden death.
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM)
A condition in which part of the muscles of the heart begin to thicken without an obvious cause. It often does not cause symptoms until during strenuous exercise, at which point it can cause sudden death (often in young athletes). It is genetic and runs in families.

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