HCM is the most common inherited heart disease, affecting approximately 1 in 200-500 individuals, although many cases go undiagnosed. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner; each child of an individual with HCM will have a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. Although HCM is slightly more common in men, women are at great risk for mortality from heart failure.
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