Whether your child plays sports, is a member of a marching band or is involved in cheerleading, he/she could be at risk of Sudden Cardiac Death.
HCM is the most common cause of heart-related sudden death in people under 30 years of age, and it can also be responsible for exercise disability at almost any age.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy occurs in 1 out of 500 people, but often goes undiagnosed in the community.
HCM occurs equally in both sexes and has been reported in many races.
The condition is usually inherited.
There’s a 50 percent chance that the children of those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy will inherit the genetic mutation for the disorder.
Siblings of those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy also are at risk.
HCM IS ALMOST ALWAYS DETECTABLE.
Don’t let your child become a statistic. Have him or her screened today.