New Drug, Positive Results for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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An estimated 1 million people in the U.S. have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy—a heart condition also known as HCM—and many don’t know they have the condition until it’s too late. A genetic disease, HCM often goes undetected until someone in the family experiences symptoms, which can range from irregular heart rhythms and stroke to heart failure and death in people of any age. And HCM is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in young people.