Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in athletes
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is one of the leading causes of sudden death in athletes. Though rare, the sudden loss of an athlete thought to be in peak health can be devasting. In this episode of Mayo Clinic’s Cardiovascular CME podcast, Konstantinos Siontis, M.D., senior associate consultant and board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist at Mayo Clinic, joins host Anthony Kashou, M.D., to discuss hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and whether regular electrocardiogram screenings can help protect athletes from this structural disease of the heart.
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