Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects men and women equally.
The condition is usually inherited. There's a 50 percent chance that the children of those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy will inherit the genetic mutation for the disorder. Siblings of those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy also are at risk. As a result, close relatives of someone with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are urged to talk to their doctors about getting screened for the disease.
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