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A normal heart (left) and a heart with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Note that the heart walls (muscle) are much thicker (hypertrophied) in the #HCM heart.

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from About.com Health

What Is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and What Causes It?

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic cardiac disorder that can cause several heart problems – including heart failure and sudden death.