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  • Cynaburst
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    Kathy,

    How are you doing? I haven't heard from you for awhile.

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  • kathyn2
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    Dr Shah called me yesterday and I asked him this question. He said it was a long answer and that he would tell me about it the next time I saw him (probably a long time from now! LOL). He actually thinks he knows why and he said he was going to Peru soon and giving a talk on this same topic. I wish I could go and hear what he has to say! I asked him if there would be a paper on this and he didn't expect to be doing one. What a shame! Kathy

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  • Lisa Salberg
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    There is no answer that I have ever heard from any med. prof that clearly explains WHY...
    Ideas - the shape of the Mitral Valve? the pressures in the heart? Genetics? the moon..only kidding on that one

    When we know...then we can stop it, we hope.

    Best wishes,
    Lisa

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  • mtlieb
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    Kathy,

    Ditto. Nobody really knows. My septal thickness is only 1.5cm, but i have a large obstruction (100mm gradient), while others can have much larger septums and no obstruction at all. It just happens i guess

    Jim

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  • Robert Hartwell
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    Even among those with obstruction, the degree of obstruction varies with many people. I wish we did know why!

    Bob

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  • Sarah
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    Dear Kathy,

    Nope, no one really knows why some people become obstructive and some don't. It may turn out to be a particular genetic mutation, but that is merely a guess on my part.

    I don't have an obstruction, but I certainly have lots of tachycardia and a very hard heart beat. I'm sure that is true for a lot of us.

    take care,

    S

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  • kathyn2
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    HCM vc HOCM

    Can anyone tell me what causes some people to have obstructive HCM? If everyone with hcm has a thickened heart, what causes some people to become obstructed? A simple question but I am sure not a simple answer. Also, does everyone that has an obstruction have a fast, hard, dynamic heart rate? Do people that do not have obstruction have this problem?

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