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Samone and Sarah.  The heart muscles become enlarged.  The walls of the heart thicken, which prevents the heart from functioning properly.

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1 Samone and Sarah

2  The heart muscles become enlarged.  The walls of the heart thicken, which prevents the heart from functioning properly.

3  Breathlessness with exertion or even at rest.  Swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet.  Bloating of the abdomen due to fluid build up.  Fatigue, dizziness, lightheaded, and fainting.  Irregular heart beats that feel rapid.  S&S varies depending on how the disease progresses.  Could also result in congestive heart failure.

4  The heart muscles can enlarge when being strained either by heart valves that don’t function properly or by high blood pressure.  This will make the heart walls thicken and beat stronger but it can obstruct blood flow.

5  Doctors will use Echocardiograms, Cardiac Catheterization and genetic tests. wiki/File:Hk_lv_big_bio nerd.gif Echocardiogram

6  Different medications prescribe  Special pacemaker-coordinates the contractions between the left and right ventricles  Drug therapy  Implantable cardioverter- defibrillator (ICD)  surgery

7  Avoid abuse of alcohol  Avoid abuse of cocaine  Get enough vitamins and minerals  Control blood pressure with diet and exercise

8  Betablockers to relax heart: -lopressor or calcium -channel blockers ( verapamil)

9  Septal myectomy  Septal ablation  Pacemaker  Implantable cardioverter  Difribillator


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