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how many months or years does it usually take to progress?


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  • how many months or years does it usually take to progress?


    I was wondering if anybody can shed some light on how quickly the development stage can take in HOCM/HCM ? Is it something that can develop starting from age 21 and by 22 or 23 it will cause problems?

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    There's no answer to your question, unfortunately. Not everyone progresses (and by progressing, I'm guessing that you mean either that symptoms become worse, or something measurable like the gradient becomes worse). Some people first notice symptoms in their 70's, some when they're kids. But yes, if HCM is first observed in one's 20's, it certainly may cause problems.
    Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.


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      Thanks for your response gfox. I mean specifically on time frame for excessive growth of the muscle. I have been told by an e.p that once uve past puberty then majority of any growth has been done. That would consist of a 5 maybe 6/7 year window for growth as opposed to perhaps 6-12 months. I also wondered, and perhaps you'd be able to respond to this, how severe does hcm have to be for the ECG to pick up changes?