No but Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the abnormal thickening of the heart muscle and affects one or two people in every 1,000. More than 4,000 people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have been evaluated and treated at Mayo Clinic since 1959, with 400 to 500 patients seen each year. Treatment options depend upon the condition of the heart and the severity of symptoms. Treatment at Mayo Clinic includes medication, surgery, or the implantation of a pacemaker or automatic defibrillator.
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