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  • Sigmoid septum

    Morning all,

    I remember being told that my septum was sigmoid('S') shaped.
    After looking around much of what I've found refers to this specific shape as being more often found in the elderly.
    I know I feel old, but I am only 30.

    "HCM in the elderly may be familial, or non-familial and related to hypertensive hypertrophy and/or age related changes (sigmoid septum)"
    I am wondering if one shape is more common than others - and is there any research that has been done comparing disease progression/SCD risk/symptoms/etc and septum shape?

    Thanks

    Pam
    It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

    Dx in Feb/99. Obstructed. No ICD, no surgeries, no family history. 2 sons ages 14 and 6.

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    Can you tell us where you got this quote? HCM is a familial disease, not caused by hypertension. There is a type of hypertrophy that's related to high BP, but not HCM.

    To answer your question, I don't have any idea why one type of hypertrophy would show up in older people versus younger ones. Hopefully someone with more knowledge than I have will answer soon.

    Reenie
    Reenie

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    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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    • #3
      Yes, I was aware that there is a type of hypertrophy that is related to high BP, but wasn't sure if it was still called HCM or not. Are there any other similar clinical findings between HCM and BP related hypertrophy?

      I have all the typical HCM findings yet the septal 'shape' is the same/or similar to that found in age related changes in the heart. Just wondering how common this specific 'shape' was among other HCM'ers.

      Since they have not been able to genetically confirm my HCM, we are only ASSUMING that it is genetic(in me). We all know what assuming does...

      I will try to get that link for you. I have read a few articles now that make this(or a similar) statement.

      Thanks for your reply.

      Pam
      It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

      Dx in Feb/99. Obstructed. No ICD, no surgeries, no family history. 2 sons ages 14 and 6.

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      • #4
        I really don't know the answer to many of your questions, but I hope someone else who does will speak up. I'd like to know more too!

        Reenie
        Reenie

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        Husband has HCM.
        3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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