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Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM)

Also known as HCM, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, and HOCM

HCM may refer to:

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (hocm), 64% report having sharp chest pain, 36% report having joint pain, and 36% report having leg swelling. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (hocm) are leg swelling, joint pain, emotional symptoms, elbow cramps or spasms, nailbiting, muscle swelling, and elbow weakness, although you may still have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (hocm) without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (hocm) often receive radiographic imaging procedure, echocardiography, ultrasonography, diagnostic ultrasound of heart (echocardiogram), cardiac stress tests, psychotherapy, lipid panel and sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (hocm) include metoprolol, verapamil (univer), trazodone, testosterone, buspirone (buspar), mirtazapine, olmesartan (benicar), ezetimibe / simvastatin, quetiapine (seroquel), lansoprazole (prevacid), fluticasone nasal product, metformin / sitagliptin and isosorbide mononitrate (ismo) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (hocm) include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, race/ethnicity = other and age 1-4 years almost never get hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (hocm).

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.6x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
2.8x
75+ years
1.6x

Sex

Male
0.8x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.4x
White
1.3x
Other
0.0x
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