[IHSS - does it mean obstruction?]

Author: Amy N. (---.tnt1.seymour.in.da.uu.net)

Date: 09-20-02 23:51

I know that IHSS is another term for HCM, but does it mean it's HMC with obstruction?

Amy

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[Re: IHSS - does it mean obstruction?]

Author: Sarah B.-Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

Date: 09-21-02 01:33

Dear Amy,

No, IHSS doesn't mean HOCM --it is just an old-fashioned term was before they knew it was a genetic disorder --the "I" stands for idiopathic (unknown origin).

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[Re: IHSS - does it mean obstruction?]

Author: Reenie Smith (---.snbrca.adelphia.net)

Date: 09-22-02 00:42

I - idiopathic

H - hypertrophic

S - subaortic

S - stenosis

Idiopathic - unknown origin

Hypertrophic - thickened

Subaortic - below the aorta

Stenosis - an abnormal constriction or narrowing of a duct, passage, or opening in the body

Hope this answers your question.

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[Re: IHSS - does it mean obstruction?]

Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

Date: 09-22-02 13:25

Good answer girls!!!!

Remember only 25-30% of those with HCM have obstruction.

Lisa